Crucial memory

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jarinaz, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. jarinaz macrumors newbie

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    Im getting the vibe that I should buy more ram for an iBook from a 3rd party. Is Crucial good and safe? I am just going to get the iBook with the 512 stock and buy 1 gig from crucial. Will this be ok. Is it easy to install? Does 3rd party RAM void the warranty? Please help
     
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    You shouldn't have any problems with buying from Crucial. They supply Samsung and Micron memory, the same brands that Apple use :)

    I would recommend checking the slot configuration first though - my iBook G3 only had one memory slot. However, the G4s might be different.
     
  3. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial is beyond safe. They have incredibly friendly and professional customer service.

    In addition to all of this, their headquarters is only about 5 minutes from my mom's house.

    If anything goes wrong, I can have a little "talk" with them in person.
     
  4. jarinaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does Crucial memory void the warranty?
     
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    If the Crucial memory causes your logic board to blow up (it won't), then you won't be able to claim warranty on the logic board. However, if the optical drive dies 6 months down the road, it's obviously not the memory upgrade that caused it, so you'll be able to get a warranty repair.

    Basically, if the memory causes the damage, it'll void the warranty, otherwise it won't.
     
  6. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Very well laid out, Nermal.
     
  7. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    Data Memory Systems is a great deal as well.

    datamem.com
     
  8. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    The only possible downside with them is that shipping is kind of a pain. It's free, BUT the free shipping is not guaranteed.

    Naturally I chose to step up to UPS Ground for $7, which took a while (about a week and a half).

    Crucial on the other hand offers guaranteed free shipping that is actually quite speedy.
     
  9. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Just a suggestion... Use the search feature built into MacRumors. Crucial is the first choice it seems.
     
  10. freeflydrew macrumors member

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    www.4AllMemory.com is good... they also have a lifetime guarantee on their memory
     

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