memory issues

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by daniel77, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. daniel77 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    i am so upset with the prices of ram on apples website. i saw in a computer magazine, an ad for memory from a reputable 3rd party, 512mb for pc133 (i am talking for an ibook which takes pc133) the module is only 46 dollars. that is a savings of over 350 dollars from apples website. can i use this? or do i have to buy the memory from some place like crucial which sells specific ones like affiliated with the ibook.

    i am on a tight budget so this is really important to me as the 128 mb included barely runs OS X (i tried one in our schools library)

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  2. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    yeah, go for it. apple isn't a major ram seller, so they sell at a hgiher price w/ a hgher margin. its the same ram the bigger sellers use, who operate on high volume with thinner margins. check out for some great deals on ram.

    crucial is pretty cheap and i've heard good things about them.

    ram is ram, so long as it meets the specs for the machine.
  3. metrolotus macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2002
    what web site

    what was the site with that price i want some
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    The first most valuable lesson when buying from Apple is... (everyone together):

    Don't buy RAM from Apple. or are two excellent resources I use.
  5. daniel77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    Re: what web site

    clickie here

    it is 45 dollars for 512 mb of PC133 144pin sdram.
  6. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Theres no difference in RAM? Do some draw less power (good for batt life) or give off less heat (good for heat issues)? Ram from MemoryX is $180 per 512 MB, but it's "high quality", and "apple certified". Ya'll are saying that means nothing?

    Just wondering...
  7. daniel77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    whoa nelly i messed up big time. i forgot that the ibook takes special low-profile so-dimms,

    those 45 dollar ones are regular dimms for a pc notebook or desktop i think. i will have to call them.

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