emac memory

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by quadrant6, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Well I may be buying my emac tomorrow. The girl in the mac store gave me the price and inlcuded the applecare 3 year warrenty and extra 512bm of ram (both with additional costs)

    I noticed tlater on that the price was pretty expensive for this extra 512mb sd-ram.

    I have 3 questions:

    1. The ram that comes default with the macs, emac in this case is just generic sd-ram isn't it? therefore the extra 512mb of ram she was offering will no doubt be generic too.

    2. Can the emac take pc133 sd-ram or pc100 (or both)

    3. If I say no and get some nice brand (Crucial) ram elsewhere and put it in myself would that void the warrenty at all?



    thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    PC-133 ram is backwards compatible with PC-100, so you could put your own in. However, if you put in your own (non-apple approved) Ram, and that Ram causes damage to your system, the repairs WILL NOT be covered under AppleCare warranty.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    2X Kingston 512MB, SDRAM, DIMM, PC133

    that way i can get 1GB of decent name ram for the same price as what the store girl was giving me for 512mb generic apple ram.


    However i want to be sure this ram will be ok, has anyone here used this type of ram?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    strider42

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    You should never buy ram from apple. its way expensive, and since ram is a user installable part, it won't void your warranty to install it (the other poster may be right, in that damage caused by the ram may not be covered, but seriously, I have never once heard of that happening). check out ramseeker.com.
     
  5. Wes
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    Wes

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