Ok - Where have you gotten Bad RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by arn, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    People always ask where people have gotten RAM from... I'd like to know where people have gotten RAM that have caused OS X to have problems.

  2. macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    hmmm , arn is this the precursor of something like the buyers guide except negativve like dontbuy.macrumors.com?

    I got my memory from 18004memory.com and they had great service cheap shipping and the module worked fine.

    I don't have any bad ram horror stories...i think some ppl just prefer the safety of name brand....for that same reason my friend will only buy sony home stereo components....he spends more and gets less in the long run....
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2002
    Los Angeles
    And Sony isnt even that good! :p

    my best suggestion about ram is to stay away from "Generic" and "In House" brand ram. trust me, it sucks, no matter where you get it from.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    I got some "Centon"i belive is the brand name from Circuit City for my powermac and OS X went nuts, it would take over an hour to do the memory test on the hardware test disk and it crashed alot, took it out and it went back to normal. I only use crucial now.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2002
    Somewhere out there
    Pro and Con

    I have had luck with memory from Circuit City. The brand started with C, but I don't remember what the name was. It is often a rebatable item here.

    The CompUSA brand and PNY brands have also worked well. They were purchased from CompUSA though.

    Also, I have had good luck with Crucial DDR400 sticks, but I do not remember the vendor. It may have been 1800memory...

    Finally.. DO NOT BUY FROM DCCSALES.com!!! I purchased memory from them, advertised as working in Apple machines, and they sent three sticks of bad memory ( two for the G4, and one for the iBook ). When I went to exchange the memory, they wanted to tell me they wouldn't exchange it, as I must have ordered incompatable memory. Funny how I only ordered memory as advertised by them for Apple. When I said that I wanted my money back, they wanted a hefty restocking fee.
    It took me working with VISA to get my cash back.

    Avoid them at all costs!!

    Hope this helps.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2003
    Never Buy JetRam

    I bought over a thousand dollars of JetRam to upgrade 30 compaq's at work (I thought the price was a great deal). It was the worst expierence I have ever had. The computers worked before the 'upgrade', and again after I returned the evil JetRam, and got real working ram. I don't know if they make ram for macs, but if they do, DO NOT BUY!

  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    I got rammed in the rear end once. Does that count? :D
  8. macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2001

    i think it was macmall or macwarehouse, not sure (when they sold "their" ram, not kingston or whatever they do now), but we ordered some RAM from there for my mother's dual usb ibook 500 and we had a horrible time trying to get it to work. after 2 or 3 sticks they finally sent out a stick that worked in the ibook.

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