Shikatronics RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by nina, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. nina macrumors member

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    Anyone heard good/bad things about Shikatronics brand RAM? I'm looking to upgrade my 12" Rev. C Powerbook, and I know they're picky about RAM. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    I have never heard of that company - but I'm no RAM expert. For a few dollars more - it is definitely worth it to go with quality RAM with a lifetime warranty. Check out crucial.com - it may be slighty more $$, but it won't screw up your machine. ;)
     
  3. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Never heard of shikatronics. Are they really cheaper than crucial?
     
  4. nina thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies, guys! I'm in Canada, so there are no Crucial dealers here (that I've found). Shikatronics is offered by a couple of Mac dealers (Mostly Digital and North Star Computers), so I'm assuming it'll work, but I'm just looking for a vote of confidence before I buy. I also found Kingmax SO-DIMMs for sale (for a REALLY cheap price), but a number of people seem to have issues with that brand, so I'm staying away.

    FYI: Shikatronics is $230 CDN, Kingmax is $142 CDN, and Crucial (from their website) is $116US ~ $225 CDN after shipping, exchange, and taxes (NOT including possible duties).
     
  5. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    Since the Crucial RAM is cheaper than that dubious-sounding no-name brand even with shipping, I'd just get the Crucial. Even if was slightly more expensive, that'd be my choice. They stand behind their RAM with a very good guarantee and guarantee it will work just fine in your machine (plus lifetime warranty). The only disadvantage I can see is that you might be in a hurry to get your hands on the new RAM and Crucial will take a few days to ship. But, it's worth waiting for compared to "Shikatronic" (sheesh - I work in the semiconductor field and I've never heard of that one... wonder who created that professional sounding company name ;) )

    Mike
     

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