Memory Upgrade - Different Price on Crucial

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  1. lionsnwings macrumors newbie

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    I want to upgrade my memory to 2GB on my iMac (17" 2.0 Ghz Intel Core Duo). I went to crucial and the 2GB (1GBx2) kit is $207.
    After checking other websites I went back to crucial to buy and accidentally clicked on the 17" 1.83Ghz model and the 2GB kit was on sale for $187.

    My question is can I use the memory listed for the 1.83Ghz model in my 2.0?

    I compared the specs of the memory and everything is identical:
    Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
    Package: 200-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 * CL=5 * Unbuffered * NON-ECC * DDR2-667 * 1.8V * 128Meg x 64

    Any other suggestions on getting a 2GB kit for $200?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's absolutely the same RAM. And that's exactly why I refuse to buy from Crucial...it's one of a number of unethical practices they engage in.

    I only buy RAM from OWC and DMS.
     
  3. lionsnwings thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thank you, I agree and will not purchase from crucial.

    I just purchased from OWC and noticed they will buy my old RAM. It is just $50 for the 2 512 sticks, but I don't think I would get much more then that net of fees from Ebay and Paypal.

    Anyone ever traded in thier old ram to OWC?
     
  4. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    This is why I did not buy from them. There are even reports of different prices depending on what web browser you use. Absolutely ridiculous.
     

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