About to buy ram, need advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Temujin, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    If you follow the "Crucial Memory Advisor™ Tool" you will get exactly the correct RAM. No need to guess which sticks are for your computer.
     
  3. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did use the Memory Advisor and was recommended both a CL 4 & CL 5 stick. Follow the link......
     
  4. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    The CL-4 533 Mhz is what came installed with your system.
    just get the CL-4 for the better deal.

    You could buy the CL-5 667 Mhz RAM, which is newer, faster and more expensive, Crucial guarantees it will work with the CL-4 you have in there now so if they screw up its on them not you!

    but remember this: It's best to match the memory that is currently in your system.... & you can't speed up your computer by adding memory that is faster than your current memory

    ^ from Crucials FAQ @ bottom of page: info on what CAS Latency (CL) means
     
  5. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, didn't see the Mhz difference. That solves it, thanks
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Either will work then. I agree with gman71882 then, match the new stick with the older one.
     
  7. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I found a really nice registered ram here.

    :eek: Sorry couldn't resist...
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    In general, a 667 MHz module at CL5 will operate at CL4 when geared down to 533 MHz.

    Bloody'ell that Crucial's expensive though. €118.99 = US$208.70 --- BEFORE VAT

    Data Memory Systems has their guaranteed compatible 533 MHz CL4 module for US$99

    Contact them and see what their cost is to ship to UK.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  9. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Denmark, so shipping to the UK won't help me. Know any who do ship to Denmark?

    Edit: I'd prefer a European company, or at least one with a European situated department. Don't want to pay huge taxes getting US products into the EU.
     
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