Are these two Crucial Ram parts the same?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Idioteque, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    PA, US
    Wow thats quite the price difference there. All I can figure is maybe Cruicial is having a sale of sorts as they are limiting that RAMs purchase to 10 per customer (maybe for the holidays? Have you checked the price from crucial on this model before today?).
  2. yenko macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2005
    What am I missing here; one is Crucial and the other in Newegg. These companies can charge whatever price they want or whatever the market can bear.
    This link is supposed to be the exact RAM that's on newegg's site.
  3. Idioteque thread starter macrumors member

    May 5, 2005
    They are both crucial brand. I just want to make sure the newegg one is the same as the crucial site one and will work in my powerbook.

  4. Idioteque thread starter macrumors member

    May 5, 2005

    The only difference in the crucial one you spotted and th eone that crucial recemends is the speed. One says Speed: 333 and the other Speed: DDR333
  5. yenko macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2005

    The link is from newegg's site to the crucial RAM that they're (newegg) selling.
    The Crucial site has a different part #.
  6. Idioteque thread starter macrumors member

    May 5, 2005
  7. yenko macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2005
    Looks like either one will work.
    I guess price will dictate which way you go. ;)
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    They are most definitely not the same RAM. Not all Crucial RAM is guaranteed to work in a Mac. Macs are more picky and most PCs about timing and such. The cheeper one may work, but it may not. The more expensive one will definitely work.

    I personally would look here for RAM:
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Does NewEgg guarantee it will work in your Powerbook? Nope.
    Does Crucial guarantee it will work in your Powerbook when you reference the generic Crucial part number? Nope.
    Can you tell from the published specifications whether they are indeed the same, and whether the SPD values are set the same for Mac compatibility? Nope.
    Does Crucial use the same 1 Gb PC2700 SODIMMs for all of the Powerbook models? Nope.

    If it does work, grand, you've saved some money.
    If it doesn't then NewEgg doesn't carry the right one, so you'll be hit with shipping charges to send it back, and potentially with a 15% restocking fee.

    Wouldn't it be better to deal with a seller who guarantees Mac compatibility in the first place?
  10. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    According to Crucial customer service the only difference between the RAM listed on their web pages and the same Crucial specifications showing
    under a different part number at NewEgg is the part number which I imagine is used to track sales.

    They use a different part number and charge a premium to designate that the RAM is guaranteed to work on Apple products.

    The RAM DIMMs are all made by Micron.

    "Thank you for contacting Crucial Technology. The two parts that you reference have the same specifications. The only difference is price. The following link is to the kit that is guarenteed to be compatible with your Apple. 2.0GHz DDR, 8 DIMM sockets)&WSPN=CT440465

    Please contact our customer service or sales department if you have any questions. At Crucial, we are committed to providing high-quality products and reliable service and support."

    I also agree that you should compare prices at Crucial, OWC, Datamem
    and Newegg.

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