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I've always liked Crucial. Guaranteed to work and all that. Good prices. Nice ram selector so you know your getting the right stuff. In general any ram with the proper specs will work in a Mac. For new hardware though a guarantee is always nice. Edit - I ALWAYS go with 3rd party ram in Macs. The prices Apple charges for ram is ridiculous. Edit 2 - ...
Crucial provide ram certified compatible with apple computers. but apple provide 4GB as 2x2GB and there is only 2 slots. So you will have to buy 2x4G and you will get a lots of useless 2GB memory. 2x4GB at crucial cost 900$. Generally mac resellers sells compatible ram such as Corsair, Dane-Elec and so on.. but in every case this will cost a lot.
Other world computing is 679.99$ for 8GB. http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3 We've used them to bring Mac Pros to 16GB (currently 299$) and sundry other apple ram. They're cheaper then Kingston/Crucial and they warranty for life and to work in macs. The current Apple ram prices for MBPs are so "reasonable" ...
You might want to take a look at the Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide. Step 3 on Page 14 talks about installing the drivers from the DVD. Also see page 17 for information about using the Mac keyboard in Windows.
You need to use nircmd utility. Check out here. You should add this tool to Vista installation using nLite, then burn a modified Vista DVD, then install happily.
Use rackerhacker/MySQLTuner-perl - GitHub to give recommendations on my.cnf changes. You'll need to run sample jobs to let tuner gather specs and make recommendations, And there's also Munin for monitoring.
I bought Crucial, because I was told it was the same brand and model number that Apple uses. For my 1.5 year old 17" Mac Book Pro (old style, not with the integrated battery), the model number is reported as BANK 0/DIMM0: Size: 2 GB Type: DDR2 SDRAM Speed: 667 MHz Status: OK Manufacturer: 0x7F98000000000000 Part Number: ...
for my money, the premium required for a "Macintosh compatibility guarantee" from Crucial/OWC etc. is excessively steep. I've bought commodity third-party RAM -- i.e. cheap stuff -- qualified simply on the basis of scoring at least 80%/4+ Eggs average out of 50+ total ratings, for: PowerBook G4 2006 Mac Mini (Core Duo) 2006 iMac (Core 2 Duo) 2007 ...
I've used 3rd party RAM just fine in macs, however I found Apple's price to be about 10% over the cost of Crucial or Kingston - 8GB of RAM is SERIOUSLY expensive, where ever you get it. Another thought is: if you open a MacBook Pro, you MAY void the warrenty..... which may be more a stackoverflow issue than a serverfault one :)
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