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?
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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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.
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).
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.