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post #1 of 17
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Usually this is asked the other way around--"Will PC memory work in an Apple", but it seems that I may have ordered Apple Memory on eBay without even realizing it until doing some Google searches.

I ordered 2GB of Samsung OEM DDR400 because it was an awesome price and the seller guaranteed non-DOA or return.

Does anyone know or can relate to memory made with Samsung OEM working in a PC? I'm a bit unshaken and about to cancell the order already.

Someone must know about this...
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I don't see why it wouldn't work. Regular old PC memory works in a Mac, so I'd assume the opposite would be true. There's nothing special that I know of about Apple memory.
 
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post #3 of 17
should work, unless its buffered and your mobo doesn't support that, otherwise you should be fine.
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post #4 of 17
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I'm getting a slightly used Asus A8V...I think it takes both.

I asked the seller and they said it should...*crosses fingers*.

I was able to get 2GB DDR400 for 35 shipped--not too shabby especially if it's Samsung.
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[sarcasm]I don't know if your PC can handle it man. I mean for them to charge $499.00 for a 2gb kit it must be like 200x better than Corsair or OCZ.[/sarcasm]

Sorry. I couldn't resist. And the price is real.

$499 gets you 2gb of DDR2 800.
$999 gets you 4gb of DDR2 800.
A whopping $2,399 gets you 8gb of DDR2 800.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...?nclm=7504C42F

Sounds like a steal to me!


Lol anyway I hope it works out for you.
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart View Post
[sarcasm]I don't know if your PC can handle it man. I mean for them to charge $499.00 for a 2gb kit it must be like 200x better than Corsair or OCZ.[/sarcasm]

Sorry. I couldn't resist. And the price is real.

$499 gets you 2gb of DDR2 800.
$999 gets you 4gb of DDR2 800.
A whopping $2,399 gets you 8gb of DDR2 800.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...?nclm=7504C42F

Sounds like a steal to me!


Lol anyway I hope it works out for you.
Holy....

That memory costs about 10 times as much as it should. Good thing they don't sell DDR3!
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post #7 of 17
Except you don't need to buy that RAM from Apple. Theres places like Newegg for a reason.

http://www.overclock.net/mac/314464-...ml#post3675063

Anyways, back on topic, the RAM will work.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by reptilematt View Post
Usually this is asked the other way around--"Will PC memory work in an Apple", but it seems that I may have ordered Apple Memory on eBay without even realizing it until doing some Google searches.

I ordered 2GB of Samsung OEM DDR400 because it was an awesome price and the seller guaranteed non-DOA or return.

Does anyone know or can relate to memory made with Samsung OEM working in a PC? I'm a bit unshaken and about to cancell the order already.

Someone must know about this...
Coming from a Mac guy, it should work fine. Apple Computers are designed to run on JDEC standard memory and all PC's can do the same
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart View Post
[sarcasm]I don't know if your PC can handle it man. I mean for them to charge $499.00 for a 2gb kit it must be like 200x better than Corsair or OCZ.[/sarcasm]

Sorry. I couldn't resist. And the price is real.

$499 gets you 2gb of DDR2 800.
$999 gets you 4gb of DDR2 800.
A whopping $2,399 gets you 8gb of DDR2 800.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...?nclm=7504C42F

Sounds like a steal to me!


Lol anyway I hope it works out for you.

But its free shipping!!!!!!!!!
This is why I don't like Apple.
No upgradability and when you can upgrade, it cost you an arm and leg.. and maybe a foot if you want that 8Gb....
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post #10 of 17
Yeah mac ram should work because it's the same standard ram that pc's use
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