Samsung Ram?

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by Wilson, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have a Rev A. Dual 2.0 G5 and I'm looking to get some extra ram. Does anyone know if the ram that comes in the machine is Samsung? If it is, then I guess there would be nothing wrong with getting two extra sticks of 512MB of Samsung ram.

    If someone can give me some feedback here, that would be great.

    Thanks.
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    As long as the RAM's specs are right it doesn't matter who manufactures it.

    For getting extra RAM, i would strongly recommend Crucial
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm planning to get the SAMSUNG 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN OEM
    512MB Module, PC3200, DDR400, 184-pin, OEM Packaging and it goes for $85.59USD at www.ncix.com.

    Do those specs look okay for the rev A G5 2.0?

    I would buy from crucial but I live in Canada and I believe that they charge extra to ship it over here. Ncix is Canadian and I was having a hard time finding a canadian place to purchase my ram.
     
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    solvs

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    Samsung RAM should be fine, as long as it's good quality DDR 400MHz. Most of the RAM out there is just repackaged Samsung anyway.
     
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    I always use Samsung memory, since it's the same brand Apple uses. No compatibility problems :)
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    Just make sure you buy it in pairs and that it's non-parity
     
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    Yeah, if you want 1GB of RAM, buy 2 x 512MB sticks of RAM. Don't buy a 1GB stick and leave the other one empty. I read that filling both RAM slots is better for the iMac, so I'm just going to take a guess and assume that this is also true of the G5 PM.
     
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    I have the Samsung 1gb module from OWC for my PB 12" rev. B, and no problems. OWC service was great, and knowledgeable.
     
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    Samsung manufactures solid memory. Go for it.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    How would I know if it's non-parity? The only information about the ram is this "SAMSUNG 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN OEM
    512MB Module, PC3200, DDR400, 184-pin, OEM Packaging".

    Do you think it's safe to buy two of these?

    Thanks for all your replies.
     
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