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    Apple memory vs. kingston/crucial
    I recently made the switch from PC to MAC and am using the 8-core Mac Pro. I am looking to upgrade the memory. Buying RAM from Apple is far more expensive than buying it from other companies which sell memory. Does it really matter as long as the specs match?

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    No, it doesn't matter except that it's a lot less expensive. You might also take a look here:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/DDR2/

    Regards.

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    Never buy upgrades from Apple, the company has some ridiculous markups on parts

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    Apple ram = ripoff.

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    Go Kingston! ^-^"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Go Kingston! ^-^"
    Actually Crucial is cheaper, but essentially the same thing.

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory

    Select your machine and it will show you the prices.

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    Crucial
    I've added 8gb of Crucial RAM To my MacPro and haven't had any RAM problems whatsoever. I bought it all from http://www.newegg.com/ after verifying the product directly from http://www.crucial.com/

    Although I haven't had any problems, I've been considering adding heat sinks to the Crucial RAM chips. They get REALLY hot.

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    you're all wrong. cheapest place ever is play.com dirt cheap RAM can be found there, even cheaper than crucial. Kingston too

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    I went with the Kingston 4GB kit for my 24" iMac from newegg.com and it rocks.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134671

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    Just make sure you have the 800MHz and NOT the 667MHz

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