RAM Question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gregorydanger, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. gregorydanger macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2004
    I was thinking about upgrading the RAM on my iBook and have noticed it being sold a LOT cheaper than Apple from 3rd party places like dealram.com and crucial.com.

    My question is this: will installing 3rd party RAM void the warranty on my computer?
  2. Jaz macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    No, it will not void the warranty as Apple make that a user installable part and detail the process in the user manual. Make sure to follow the instructions in the manual and it should be fine. If you're not sure call Apple Customer Care and ask them first but I'm fairly certain your warranty is safe unless you use the wrong kind of RAM or a not careful about doing it properly.

    BTW Crucial is the best, go with them if you can.
  3. freiheit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2004
    Warranties only cover "as shipped" by mfg

    All warranties (at least all of them I've ever seen or heard of) only cover the item as shipped by the manufacturer. Any addition (in this case adding RAM) could void the warranty if the manufacturer really wants to be picky about it. On the other hand, if you have a problem just pull out the RAM and they'll never know it was there anyway. I've never heard of "bad" memory causing any kind of problem that a warranty would cover anyway -- maybe an app crash if the memory has defects, but not likely to damage the hardware.

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