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Hi! I need your help I have to upgrade my ram, but I cannot tell the difference between these two options:

http://www.amazon.it/Kingston-Techno...ref=pd_cp_pc_0
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http://www.amazon.it/Transcend-JM106...d_sim_sbs_pc_1

Are they compatible with my white macbook late 2009? Are kingston RAMs better than transcend ones?

Thank you very much.
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We usually recommend these two suppliers of ram. They make it easy to figure out what you need:

- Performance Upgrades; FireWire USB SATA Storage; Memory, more at OWC
- RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com

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Thank you very much Nick! I'm sorry but I'm from Italy and it would be cheaper and faster for me if I bought them from amazon.it
Anyhow, I realized I made a mistake when I pasted the links. Please check out and tell me if those are compatible with my macbook.

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Thank you very much Nick! I'm sorry but I'm from Italy and it would be cheaper and faster for me if I bought them from amazon.it
Anyhow, I realized I made a mistake when I pasted the links. Please check out and tell me if those are compatible with my macbook.

Thank you again
Sorry...I didn't realize you were in Italy. I took a look at the links...but my Italian (language) is not so good! Sorry.

What you can do is:

- go to the links that I provided for OWC and Crucial
- from each site identify what the correct ram is for your computer (each site has an easy system for this)
- check out the specs for the ram
- then compare this info to the ram that you identified from Amazon.com

HTH,

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No problem at all! Thank you very much Nick! I just have some final questions.

- Is there any difference among brands? I mean as long as they have the same characteristics (DDR3, pin, volt, timing etc) they are pretty much the same, are they not?
- Are 4gb rams already obsolete? I don't use softwares that require a lot of ram.

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- Is there any difference among brands? I mean as long as they have the same characteristics (DDR3, pin, volt, timing etc) they are pretty much the same, are they not?
I don't think so...or at least it's very hard to know. When I buy ram...I usually like to purchase it from a place that includes a lifetime warranty in case something goes wrong.

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- Are 4gb rams already obsolete? I don't use softwares that require a lot of ram.
How much total ram are you talking about upgrading to?

- 8gig of ram (2 x 4gig)?
- 4gig of ram (2 x 2gig)?

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2x2gig

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