Deal or no deal on ram?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by needlnerdz, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. needlnerdz macrumors regular

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    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4465146

    - 1GB sticks of Kingston ram for $69.99 (one per house) - free shipping, damn sales tax for CA.. nevertheless, can anyone tell me if this is very high quality RAM? I had heard that kingston started producing cheaper 'value' ram.. still trying to research if it's their higher line.. but any knowledge would be most appreciated.
     
  2. 4God macrumors 68020

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    What is it going in? The new Intel machines use PC5300 (DDR2 667) RAM.
     
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    This is the cheaper Kingston ValueRAM -- look at the part number KVR-xxxx If it were their Apple RAM it would be KTA-xxxxx. It is also the 533 MHz module, which only fits the Powerbook G4 HD screen/DL Superdrive model and no other. And Kingston specifically disclaims any guarantee of Mac compatibility.
     
  4. needlnerdz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Doh.. failed to note the 4200 vs 5300 (good to know now) - still ram shopping for a macbook.... someday I'll find that premium ram, for a premium price..riight - the g.link is looking pretty good at newegg, just I'm a bit concerned of the fact people have only been trying it for <month - so how well will it really hold up (though it does have a lifetime warranty). There are just tooo many damn options...
     
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    I recommend that you look at Crucial (premium price), OWC or Data Memory Systems. That way you get RAM that is guaranteed to be right.
     
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    Ditto. Crucial or DataMem are the way to go. I've had great experience with both.
     
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    is this good ram?

    i have a g4 powerbook using this exact ram. 200 pin so dimm pc 4200 ddr 2 533. i'm worried its too good to be true at 70 bucks a pop for a 1 gig stick. any suggestions or should i keep looking?
     
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    Just bought 1GB from Data Memory Systems and its working perfect.
     

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