Apple's RAM Compatibility.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kaizer, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. kaizer macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2003
    Hello guys, it's me again.

    Yesterday (Sunday) I went to a Apple store to enquire about the Apple with normal RAM compatibility issues.

    As mentioned in my previous post, this sales guys was telling me that I may risk frying my iBook's harddisk if I were to use non-apple specific ram.

    And yesterday, this guy in another apple centre told me that it's not advisable to use non-apple specific ram. Although he didn't say the consequences will be.

    Anyway, I plan to stick to y'all advice and outsorce from my PC supplier. Now my question is:

    1. What are the specification of the non-apple specific rams y'all are using?

    2. I've visited, I think it's cheaper that those apple ram, but still expensive for my taste (I'm on a tight budget). I can get a SDRAM PC133 256Mb at around $50 USD.

    3. What are the specifics that I should lookout for if I'm getting 3rd party RAM?
    Is it just any SDRAM PC133 or should I think about 'parities'?

    Thanks you everybody, it's been a tremendous help from this forum... Thank you!
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Go to they have great deals, around $40 for 256 PC 100/133 and $90 for 512 PC 100/133.

  3. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    go to to find the best prices on ram, and to search by model.

    there is ZERO difference between 'apple ram' and pc ram. you just need to fin something that has the right specs (just like with pcs). most apple ram vendors make it easy on you by letting you search by model instead of looking at the number of pins and speeds etc, but it is the same ram you would purchase form a pc vendor.
  4. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    heres proof. my DDR2700 RAM from apple, says samsung on it. no apple sticker even.

    you know apple is stingy. they cant even afford to make it look like they try to validate the RAM prices with an apple sticker.

    make sure you are looking at SODIMM RAM not ordinary DIMM RAM.

    good luck

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