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    apple ram vs kensington ram
    Im new to mac, and bought a 24' imac.

    I have just bought 2 gigs of ram from apple at great expence.

    I have now seen on this website that I should have bought "Kensington" ram as it so much cheeper

    Now my questain to you is, is there any advantge of apple ram vs kensington ram, assuming the price is the same.

    Thanks, I just hope your answers will help me feel a bit better and that I have not wasted my money.

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    Well, you could get into brand quality issues, but you can use any generic RAM matching the required specs on Intel-based Macs. Chances are Apple's RAM comes from one of those major brands anyway. I'm sure somebody on here know exactly what brand of RAM Apple uses.

    Sorry
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    First thing you need to know is that Apple does not make RAM. I know they have used RAM by Samsung in the past, but I am uncertain of what they are currently using.

    That being said, you could have gone to www.macsales.com or www.crucial.com and purchased great quality ram a a lesser price. Sorry if that doesn't make you feel any better, but look at them in the future.

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    It doesn't help you out now, but in the future you should just not buy anything 3rd party from Apple. Apple is great, but they tend to mark up their stuff beyond most retailers. I personally don't even buy anything tech from retail stores any more as you can almost always get it cheaper online. If it's something I would like to see first-hand, I'll check it out at a big box store, then go home and buy it online.
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    Ok I will put it down to beginers bad luck, money wasted

    Thanks for the info.

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    I just worked on a 24" imac and a mac mini and they were both samsung memory. I have always had the good luck with both Kensington value ram and crucial. Im running Kensington Value Ram in my macmini and ibook right now and there are no problems.

    I have used both these brands in many of my computers. Some of my older PCs that are still running these sticks and its been 7+ years...

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