wot RAM scam?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Prabz, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Prabz macrumors member

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    So, come December I'm definitely buying an Al Powerbook 1.25Ghz, Christmas sale or no Christmas sale:p

    I intend to upgrade it to 1GB of RAM; and after doing an extensive search on macrumors I found out that it is prudent to buy the *least* amount of RAM from Apple and then upgrading it with RAM bought from online retailerz like Crucial or DealRAM. However, I found hardly any difference in price when I last checked at these sites; i.e.,
    1 GB DDR PC2700 for ±$320.

    By the way, I'm comparing this price with Apple's ADC student discount, which I'm entitled to.
    So, does this mean I'm good whether or not I have it upgraded through Apple?

    Forgive me, but I'm absolutely new to the RAM scenario. Heck, it took me a while to figure out that what Apple refers to as "DDR333 SDRAM" is the same as "DDR PC2700" and that "PC" had nothing to do with Windows "PC" :eek:. I've yet to find out, though, WTF "SO-DIMMs" or "184-pin DIMM" mean!!

    Thanks gang!
    Prabz
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Many people have found RAM for the new PowerBooks to be about the same price as retail... I would say go ahead and buy it from Apple at this point.
     

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