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I recently bought a Macbook off ebay, and I now want to upgrade the RAM to 4G from 2G. I thought my options may be limited seeing i've gotta source DDR2 667Mhz RAM, but there's a heap of options on Ebay. MY question is - is any particular brand better/more reliable than the rest? Or is RAM just RAM? Is RAM all the same size, or do laptops require something specific?
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OWC (aka MacSales), and Crucial. There are others but probably not as well priced or reliable.

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I got mine from Crucial and it works amazing, i recommend them! OWC is also really good. Check both to see which will give you a better price because their both really good. and make sure you buy RAM with the necessary MHz and that its DDR2. In crucial and i believe OWC you can select the type of Mac you have so your sure to get what you need. hope all goes well!
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And memory is not memory. Modules not meeting specs causes more troubles and kernel panics than any other reason. As a general rule PC RAM is not good for a Mac as Macs require low density modules. You got good advice from Crimson.
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Mushkin also has Mac-specific RAM.

but +1 to Crucial

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OWC all the way. They sell the exact same RAM modules that Apple sells, only much cheaper. They'll also buy your old RAM if you want.

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