RAM question!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by fBaran, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. fBaran macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to get a stick of 512mb, but I want to know by experience if I should actually shell out much more money for Apple branded RAM, or if I should stick to Crucial or generic RAM.
    Thanks!
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Apple RAM = Rip-off! Do not buy it!
    Crucial memory is just fine, and I think everyone here will tell you the exact same thing...since this questions has been asked a million times in the past.
     
  3. JasonL macrumors regular

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    I've always bought RAM from Crucial and never had a problem. I bought a stick of 512MB from them ($110.99) for my PB and opted to pay an extra $90 on my system to have the base 512MB all on one stick. As a bonus, it is ridiculously easy to install on these machines.

    Jay
     
  4. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    I agree that buying ram from apple is a rip off. even now with their discount on memory upgrades its still more expensive. simply buy apple spec ram from someone else and you will pay less. I don't recomend generic ram as its usually less compatible and slower. remember, all your ram stick can only run as fast as the slowest one.
     
  5. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    crucial and other companies offer lifetime guarantees - can't be that. And it's half the price!!
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    you can try ramseeker if u wanna get cheaper ram, but they dont have the same following as crucial
     
  7. beefcake macrumors 6502

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    I use TransIntl.com and have only had good experiences with my Powerbook. It's also the cheapest lifetime warranty RAM you can buy.
     
  8. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

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    After a bit of searching:

    "The ibook G4 models have one available memory expansion slot for main memory expansion and 128 MB of RAM soldered on the system logic board. Trans Intl.'s*1 Gigabyte (GB) memory upgrades double the memory density of available memory expansion to 1 GB. Without this upgrade, the system memory capacity was limited to a total of 640 MB of main memory as currently specified in Apple documentation."
    Seems that the gig stick would actually perform like a gig stick. Any $.02?
     

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