Another RAM Question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by cleo, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. cleo macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2002
    Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
    I'm thinking of maxing the RAM in my new iMac out to 1 Gig. There is currently a 256 MB chip in each slot. I'm planning on buy from (unless anyone has a good reason why I shouldn't).

    My question is this. Obviously, I'll need to take my machine somewhere to have the Apple slot upgraded. I would imagine that the Apple store wouldn't like it if you asked them to install third-party RAM for you. How do Apple Specialists do it? Do I just bring them the RAM I want installed and they do it? Or do have to buy the RAM from them?

    Has anyone had the RAM in the Apple slot upgraded? Anything to watch out for?
  2. Pismo macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2002
    Don't buy RAM from Apple. They are overpriced. I don't think they'd care if you had them install 3rd party RAM but you'll have to pay them for the installtion fee. RAMJET is okay I guess. Inexpensive RAM can be found at and
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    For cheap RAM I recommend the same site I always have: my father got two 512MB chips for the Cube I have and for his G3, along with a memory upgrade for his powerbook, just as memory prices were back on the rise from the dirt cheap prices prior to the holiday. (I still remember: 512MB for $88.) Right now, you can get 10% for all RAM ordered on-line.

    I know that when you purchase free memory w/ a computer purchase there is a $30 installation fee. I am not too sure if the fee is the same if you sent your computer to Apple to have it installed.
  4. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    How mechanically/technically inclined are you??? If you are adept, then you might give upgrading the SDRAM a try. If not, then do the SODIMM, that will get you up to 768MB, which is nothing to scoff at.

    Any AASP can install the Apple memory for you. They will charge you to install it, and might not install memory that you purchased from someplace else. I suggest contacting ones in your area, or just upgrading to 768MB, instead of 1GB.

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