Crucial Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by suenification, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. suenification macrumors newbie

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    I want to upgrade my 20inch intel iMac's RAM

    The forums seems to suggest Crucial but a 1gb stick is at around 175 on Newegg and their website. Any cheaper, but equally good opportunities?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I got both of the 1GB sticks in my 17" Intellimac (same RAM as yours, and for that matter any Intel Mac yet offered) from OWC. $114 the last time I checked. Work great. Highly recommended.
     
  3. nutmac macrumors 68030

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    I second OWC. In the end, Crucial or OWC, will give you the same results. Save some money, or get two 1 GB sticks from OWC instead.
     
  4. AstrosFan macrumors 6502

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    Another place that offers Mac RAM with guaranteed compatibility and lifetime warranty is DataMem (www.datamem.com).
    I have ordered from them on several occasions and have been very pleased.

    Their Intel iMac RAM 1GB is $117 right now - also worth a look.

    http://www.datamem.com/AMM16.asp

    Good luck!
     
  5. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Crucial gives me more piece of mind though. I've never heard anything bad about Crucial, and have had excellent experience, product-wise and customer service-wise, so I stick with them. I've read some ram horror stories, some of which are most likely just urban myths, but I don't want to chance it with a new computer.

    Not saying that other companies aren't as good, just that I love Crucial.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Fine, but I've been using OWC for years and many GB of RAM with no issues whatsoever. And they are much less expensive, at least as of now. And I've never heard of anyone having issues with them.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Another happy OWC user here. I gave up on Crucial after their pricing schemes were revealed.
     
  8. suenification thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Another thought (I realized you've already purchased): check your local stores. My roommate picked up a 1GB stick for his powerbook yesterday at Digital Society, a small mac retailer here in manhattan. Price was within $10 of crucial after taxes, and he walked out with it in hand. We installed it this morning with no issues at all.
     

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