2 gigs ram stick at $99- is this mac friendly?

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  1. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

    iKwick7

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    I just saw this on www.slickdeals.net - a 2 gig stick of ram from fry's for $99. I checked the specs and compared with the specs for the iMac ram, and everything seems kosher. They are both 240 pin, ddr2 667 mhz 5300 ram. So, can someone just confirm that this does/doesn't work with an iMac?

    The ram:

    http://shop1.outpost.com/{zqXrgiGZ5oaSk-W-6XqAzg**.node1}/product/5223667#detailed

    same ram at newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220231&ATT=20-220-231&CMP=OTC-Froogle

    ram prices for "Mac ram" at newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2013340551+1328023880&name=2GB+(2+x+1GB)
     
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

    topgunn

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    The RAM you are looking at from Fry's is not an SO-DIMM. It is a full size stick of RAM for desktops. All Intel Macs aside from the Mac Pro use SO-DIMMs.

    The RAM you need is DDR2 PC5300/5400 200-pin. Something like this.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Seeing as the Mac RAM is $110 (and it has a $20 mail in rebate) it's not exactly a big price difference ;). And as others have posted but I missed the "cheap" RAM is a DIMM so is for desktops.
     

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