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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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OCZ Apple Ram vs. Normal Ram Question

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I'm looking for some Ram to upgrade my 2.2ghz Mid-2007 15" MacBook Pro, and am wondering what the difference between the normal OCZ Ram, (here on tigerdirect), and the "Apple" RAM, (here on tigerdirect). Other than $30, what's the difference?

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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Probably nothing beyond "guaranteed compatibility". I've never paid a premium for "Apple" RAM. Not worth it - Intel machines aren't too picky with RAM.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 10:57 PM   #3
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That's what I figured from looking at the info.
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #4
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FWIW Some Apple machines are very picky. Canada RAM can be a bit more specific. If compatibility is not guaranteed and the RAM does not work correctly it will be up to you to recover what you can via eBay.
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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If you're worried about compatibility, you could always research the "guaranteed compatibility" model numbers and find those at your preferred store. Personally I prefer to shop at a local computer store for the reason eMacMan stated, if you know and trust the people and you can meet them face-to-face, there's a lot more leeway to make a reasonable argument, whether it's about pricing or returns/exchanges.
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 10:37 AM   #6
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On the compatibility side, it *seems* that the cheaper, non-Apple-Guaranteed, model will work, at least from what I have gleaned from the Amazon.com reviews.

Ideally I would go for something certified on my computer, (like from CanadaRam), but I need to get something else as well and am trying to save by combining my order, (and therefore getting free shipping).
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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From the reviews on amazon.com it seems highly likely that the non-apple-guaranteed model will work well, but I would love to hear from someone that's actually used that specific RAM in the same MacBook Pro model that I have.

Ideally, I would get some RAM that I know for sure will work, (like something that Canada RAM has tested), but I need something else as well I'm trying to save some cash here by combining shipping.
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