Alienware 17r4 RAM Upgrade Question


New Member
Apr 21, 2020
Hi there,

Quick question...

I'm looking to upgrade my 17r4 from 16 to 32G RAM.

I've looked up the RAM specs and been directed to the Crucial 32G/2666 kit listed here...

In searching for a good deal for this set of RAM modules, I've found what appears to be the identical item - the specs match in every respect.

Except this one lists 'for Mac' as a footnote at the end of the specifications.

Do Macs have RAM variations specifically made for them, still? Aren't they built to utilise common RAM modules?

Is there any reason - spec for spec - why THIS kit shouldn't work in the Alienware 17r4?

Advice greatly appreciated.