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    Mac Memory vs. Memory

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    Mac Memory vs. Memory
    Hi all. I need to buy some memory for my older G5. I know that it takes 184-pin DDR 400. I was wondering if it needs to be mac memory or is memory just memory. I was on Newegg and found some cheaper than "mac memory" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141307 , would that work or am I stuck with mac memory? I cant find and differents.

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    Mac Memory vs. Memory
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    Get the memory from NewEgg - there is no difference at all between generic memory and Apple branded memory. In all likelyhood, the same factory in Korea or Taiwan made it anyway.

    I got all my RAM from Crucial directly and save about 250% of the price of Apple Memory. Both my MacBook and my Wife's MacBook run this RAM and we've both been trouble free the entire time.
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    Mac Memory vs. Memory

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    I guess what I want to make sure of is that I can buy memory that is not listed as mac memory, its listed as DDR 400 (just did a search). I would rather have name brand memory (Kingston 2g 85.00 shipped) than generic OWC memory (2g 90.00 shipped).

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    Mac Memory vs. Memory
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    I don't know if I would consider OWC generic memory. I would put them up with Kingston or Crucial. They offer lifetime warranty on their RAM like all of the "name brand" stuff.

    It doesn't need to be "Mac" RAM.

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