3rd party RAM for iMac?

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  1. crazydrumma macrumors regular

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    Hey all, I have decided to replace my crushed macbook pro with the 20 inch alum. iMac. I want to get some RAM elsewhere, and found this 2 GB stick, check it out:

    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=2GBDDR25300-RAMBO&cat=RAM

    Would that work? Is it compatible? If not, could you guys recommend some cheap 2 GB sticks of RAM I could pick up to put in their? thanks a bunch.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. It's a full sized DIMM
    2. 30 day warranty?!
     
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    Thanks a ton, I will look into it. Any idea on how much that will run me?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've seen a 2 GB SO-DIMM for for around $75 average.

    You missed out on the $39.99 and $59.99 deals posted here earlier though.
     
  7. crazydrumma thread starter macrumors regular

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    I took a look at Crucial and was sold. 2 GB for 56 bucks, looks good. I will check out the others as well.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Looks like the price dropped even more then.

    It depends on if it's a kit or a single stick though.
     
  9. crazydrumma thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, I just found a 2 GB for 69 bucks. I appreciate the help, thanks a ton.

    This was a single stick, the 55 dollar one was a kit. I think I will be getting the pricier one from Datamem, it's got a lifetime warranty and only takes up one slot.
     
  10. nyc2socal macrumors newbie

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    If your RAM in your MBP is intact, it should work in the iMac.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That would work if the RAM in the MBP would yield a gain.
     
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    ooh, that's a good idea. I have to figure out if my friend is going to buy it for a project computer, though. He fixes macs, and he might get it to see what he can do. If not, I'll definitely take the RAM from this puppy.
     
  13. Tarkovsky macrumors 6502

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    I would always err on the side of quality - RAM takes a thrashing in unix like operating systems such as mac os x, and high quality matched ram is important for C2D processors too!
     

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