where to buy ram.....

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  1. Blind Buzzard macrumors member

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    Quick question, where is the best on-line location to purchase a gig stick of ram for a new iBook G4 12in? Best price and best hardware?
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I just bought 2 1GB sticks of Crucial RAM from Newegg.com for $120 each. That was the best price I could find. Crucial is usually recommended as the best memory.
     
  3. robcts macrumors regular

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    Check out www.crucial.com
     
  4. Blind Buzzard thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the assistance

    I have checked at Crucial already, but was hoping for a better price. I also looked through Newegg for sometime but wasn't having any luck specifically for iBook ram.
     
  5. brendel95 macrumors regular

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    try OWC. They sell lots of mac stuff. I bought 1GB for my Power Mac couple of months ago. No problem and they guarantee compatibility. Of course it is cheaper than crucial

    http://eshop.macsales.com/
     
  6. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Crucial RAM to get all the applicable specs and plug em into the Newegg search. I brought me to a Crucial-brand 1GB stick of RAM for 106 dollars, a Kingston for ~120, whereas the Crucial RAM was more like 150-160$.
     
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    They don't list "iBook RAM" beside the thing. You just have to know what kind you need.
     
  8. AstrosFan macrumors 6502

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    The most important thing about where you buy your RAM is that they guarantee Mac compatibility and offer lifetime replacement.
    Other than Crucial & OWC, the other place you'll see mentioned on these forums that satisfy those criteria is DataMem (www.datamem.com).

    I've personally bought RAM from both Crucial & DataMem & had good experiences with both.

    Good luck!
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I would recommend CanadaRAM normally, however I see you're not in Canada... :eek: ;) As a result, I agree with AstrosFan, no matter where you go, make sure the company guarantees Mac compatibility and has a lifetime warranty.
     
  10. Blind Buzzard thread starter macrumors member

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    --thanks--

    A big thanks to all that contributed, now I have a few options to look at.
     
  11. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with newegg.com I just purchased a 1gb stick from them a week ago. $130 shipped or so.
     

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