Question about G4 RAM

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by adamcz, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Alright, I'm buying the 1.25 G4, and I want to buy some RAM from a source cheaper than Apple. I found the correct page at dealram:

    http://dealram.com/prices/systems/22695/512MB.html

    However, everything listed there is either generic, or else it falls under the category of "not meant for your system, but is the same type of ram."

    Can somebody please explain this to me, and give me advice? I don't want to buy something unreliable, although I want a good deal.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    why a 1.25?

    I was wondering why you're going for the 1.25? I might go that route also and was looking at a deal at macmall...

    check out my last post here
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm going 1.25 because I want the upradeability of a tower, but I don't need the speed of the G5. I'll probably get a G5 in three years or so, and this machine will be great for me until then I think.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I totally am in the same boat! By the way, the specs I stated from macmall are incorrect. When I actually added the item to my shopping cart, all of the specs changed! Too good to be true!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So is it safe to buy the generic ram? There are some good prices like $60-$80 for 512 MB, but I don't want to risk anything.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I've heard there are some quirks with PowerMac memory, never hit any, and most generic stuff will work fine (maybe not at the rated level however) - if you have any doubts however...

    I recommend these guys: http://store.yahoo.com/memx/powermacg4.html

    Their stuff works, they are friendly, and WAY cheaper than Apple (usually for the EXACT same memory that Apple sells).

    Cheers

    -Wyrm
     

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