Does this seem like a good/legit deal for ram?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by billyergs, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. billyergs macrumors member

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    4 gigs of ram

    just weighing out the options before I buy from crucial.
    thanks
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    They say all the right things - so it's down to whether you want to take the risk to buy over eBay from a vendor you don't know. I have never heard of Approved brand memory, but that doesn't mean much. They have been around only 2 years.

    The ebay seller talks a lot about the Approved brand and gives the address etc: but you are not buying directly from Approved Memory, you are buying from an individual called toycove. Don't be misled.

    I recommend a 4 Gb kit from Data Memory Systems for $620.00 http://www.datamem.com/viewcat.asp?C=1125
     
  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    As the folks at Crucial state on their website, only a handful of companies actually manufacture the chips and the boards, and this is not one of them.

    It will probably work fine, but you may run into a few hiccups, and reliability issues in a few years. In the worst case, kernel panics, etc.

    That's less than $125 per stick, which is basically generic memory. IMHO, a high-end system like the G5 is no place for that kind of memory, it is too integral to the entire system to go cheap.

    If you really need it, I would do more research on the company, and what other people think.
     
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    Totally cliche, but:

    You get what you pay for. I always buy from Crucial.

    Why put cheap RAM in a Ferrari computer? :D
     
  6. billyergs thread starter macrumors member

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    video editing..
     

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