- Aug 17, 2006
I'm a relative novice when it comes to computer hardware. I will be purchasing a new Macbook in the next week or so. I want to upgrade the RAM to 2gb. I have searched the forums and haven't found anything relating to what I'm wondering. My question is this: if I buy cheap RAM and it turns out bad, will it damage my computer? or would I just need to replace the RAM? I know I can get G.Skill ram on Newegg for $80 a stick (much better than the $120 from crucial), and it has a lifetime warranty. So i wouldn't have too big of an issue with sending it back for replacements if it breaks. My problem would be if it damages my computer. Also, if it does damage my computer, I'm guessing Applecare would't cover it. Does anyone know otherwise? Thanks!