well, I am no expert on the matter, but, as I understand it its like anything else, you get what you pay for. With bad ram you will sometimes find that your system doesn't function as well as you would like. There may be errors more often and whatnot. This is something that I experienced with my powerbook when I got some generic ram. I replaced the ram and all the problems were fixed. I think that the main difference is how meticulous the manufacturing process is. In other words, the cheaper, generic ram is manufactured under less strict conditions leading to more defects and less than perfect chips. Whereas the brand name more expensive chips have gone through a process that is more careful.
Don't get me wrong, there are acceptions to everything. You can probably get generic ram that is just as good or better than brand name ram. However, I think the chances are better that you will get a good, solid stick of ram from a reputable manufacturer.
Maybe this helps. :huh:
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