Mac Ram vs Normal Ram

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For some reason or another (money) Apple makes it so that all their computers don't accept normal types of ram. This could be for compatibility reason, or for standard performance, most mostly for money.

SO with this in mind be careful when buying ram for your Mac. And beware of listings for Mac ram by users instead of companies, users can get their information wrong, and in that case, waste your money.

I would recommend


were you can find the right type of ram for your exact model

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  1. I worked as a tech on macs (and other machines) old and new for the last two years. The thing to look out for is parity. Apple computers tend to be really picky about having non-mixed ram. The brands I often went with were hynix, samsung, and crucial but even then, if you mix single-sided sticks with double-sided ones, you tend to get booting issues. This goes hand in hand with matching latency. Long story short, it's mostly important to have two identical sticks from a reputable brand. Actually, I'm using hynix in my powerbook G4 and corsair in my mac mini.

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  2. I worked as a tech on macs (and other machines) old and new for the last two years. The thing to look out for is parity. Apple computers tend to be really picky about having non-mixed ram. The brands I often went with were hynix, samsung, and crucial but even then, if you mix single-sided sticks with double-sided ones, you tend to get booting issues. This goes hand in hand with matching latency. Long story short, it's mostly important to have two identical sticks from a reputable brand. Actually, I'm using hynix in my powerbook G4 and corsair in my mac mini.

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    1. For me it has not mattered whjat I put in as long as it fit it worked. But of course if it didn't fit then NO RAM FOR YOU :<

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  3. This blog is what I have been looking for. I have used some of the tips to work on my iBook G3 snow. I have also done a few neat mods to my iBook. They are posted here on my blog

    > http://techedison.blogspot.com/

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