So, i've been searching on and off for a couple days now on which ram to get.
Maybe i'm being a bit anal about it, but i want to get the best ram but still be money conscious about it.
So far, i've concluded that as long as it works with my macbook pro (2.4ghz) and has a lifetime warranty, i can't go wrong. I can get certified ram from canadaram for about $150 less than if i were to get Kingston. Surely there must be more of a difference than just name if its $150 between the two. (roughly 230 for certified, and 360 for kingston, canadian)
I've taken a look at options to buy in canada. ive also taken a look at american sites and have found that there's crucial, techworks and samsung. to me, im able to order in canada or in the states (though i reside in toronto). (Company i work for does shipments from buffalo on a weekly basis so i wouldn't have to pay extra on getting the ram to here, just a little more time, which is fine).
i was told oem samsung is better than kingston/certified. is this the case? if so, what makes samsung ram "oem"? Im confused on this whole bit of "oem" business. if its just samsung ram (2.0GB (2048MB) Samsung PC-5300 DDR2 667MHz SO-DIMM 200 Pin Memory Module for Apple iMac Core 2 Duo, MacBook Core 2 Duo, and MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Models, PC Intel Core 2 Duos using PC5300 200pin. Samsung Factory Original module w/Lifetime Warranty. (OWC53SDR2SAM2GB)) is that still the "oem"?
the samsung i can get the 4gb for 295 US (but given the dollar is nearly 1:1, i dont care about conversion).
now what i want to know is...is samsung really the best out of all of these? or should i get the certified, or spend an extra $150 on the kingston?
there's just a little too much information here for me to really grasp all of it so help will be appreciated