This is more of a hypothetical question than a real problem.
The manufacturers of various computers and motherboards list "compatible" makes of RAM. What is it that makes one product compatible? Isn't RAM just RAM? If it fits into the slot doesn't it work in the same way?
sorry should add when a manufacturer recommends a particular name this is normally a brand that has been tested and known to work with that particular mobo though it is more than probable that other brands provided they run at the right speed will work
There are only a number of actual memory chip manufacturers world-wide, whose products are usually made under a re-badging arrangement.So it could be a case, that you would see two similar memory chips with different name labels and different prices, yet both originated from the same source. Different 'copyright' production methods are used, very similar (as an example) to the print ink used in printer cartridges.
When you purchase memory, you will find different references to type and model ( buffered/unbuffered etc). It is always best to do a memory compatibility check before you place an order. Crucial offer such a service.
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