Good 3rd party RAM for 12" Powerbooks in Canada?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by nina, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. nina macrumors member

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    Hello, all!

    I'm loving my new 12" Powerbook, but I'm looking to fill up its RAM a little bit. I'm hunting for a Mac-friendly 512MB SO-DIMM here in Toronto, Canada.

    I've found a dealer selling Shikatronics RAM for $229.99 (CDN) (www.mostlymac.com). Looking at the Shikatronics website (www.shikatronics.com), it seems like their RAM is manufactured right here in Canada (Montreal)! They also have an Apple-specific section on their website, so hopefully this would be a safe choice (I hear the Powerbooks are picky about RAM)?

    Another option is Canada Computers (www.canadacomputers.com) - they advertise a 512MB stick of Kingmax RAM for only $142. I'm a little less comfortable about this manufacturer, especially since the store that's selling it is notoriously tough about returns/exchanges. If it doesn't work in my Powerbook, I'm stuck with it!

    Anyways, I was just wondering if any Powerbook owners are using Shikatronics RAM with no problems. How about Kingmax? Also, if I do purchase new RAM, what's the best way to go about testing it for errors? Thanks a ton!
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    RAM

    This doesn't answer your question directly, but I have tried 2 separate 1 Gb sticks from crucial, purchased at a local apple dealer for a 15" powerbook. While I have heard they have a good reputation, there were freezes & kernal panics with both sticks.

    Reluctantly I purchased a 1Gb stick of Certified brand RAM from canadaram (http://www.ordersite.com/canadaram/). They have a pretty good warranty, and the price was substantially less than Crucial or Kingston. I have been using it for a week and no problems (...and oh so much faster!).
     

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