3 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2012 4:44 AM by noondaywitch
gaggy Level 1 (0 points)



I was wondering if there's a difference between ram's for mac and pc. It was the noticeable amount of difference in price that caught my attention. I have a unibody mac which has 2 GB DDR3 1067 which I look forward to upgrade to 4GB since I work on Logic 9 and i run out of memory at times.


Any recommended brands.. ??


Thanks again for your valuable time..




  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,689 points)

    Go to Crucial.com and download CrucialMacScanner which will analyze your Mac and take you back to the Crucial web site to show you your options.



  • frederic1943 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    4gb of RAM from OWC only runs $33 for the Late 2008 model 5,1 Aluminum Unibody and the Late 2009 model 6,1 and Mid 2010 model 7,1 White Unibody and it's Mac tested. http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3_Whi te

  • noondaywitch Level 6 (8,135 points)

    There's no particular difference in the RAM for a given specification. However, Macs can be quite finnicky about the quality of the RAM.

    Both the suppliers mentioned above are good, and not expensive.


    Do not be tempted to use cheap RAM from eBay or Amazon MP, many of these are factory seconds.

    If buying Kingston, use the premier range only, not the ValueRAM range.


    Also, the slots on Macs seem to be quite a bit tighter than most PCs and it can take some force to seat the RAM correctly - make sure you feel the soft click as the contacts fully engage.