buying memory for imac

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  1. MynameisMud macrumors newbie

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  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Newegg is a well respected place to but computer stuff, both from my own purchases as well as comments I have read here & at other forums......

    However, shopping around the net is ALWAYS a good idea :p

    so lookie here:

    www.macsales.com (OtherWorldComputing, a great mac vendor)

    www.datamem.com - have had great success here, buying mega TB's of ram from them over the years for both Macs & Windblows machines neveranottaproblemo :eek:

    or for lists of ram-specific sellers:

    www.ramseeker.com & www.pricewatch.com

    ALWAYS check the shipping charges closely, some fly-by-night places offer lowball prices on the stuff, but then gouge you w/ outrageously high shipping..... A couple of sticks of ram should NEVER cost more than $5-$15 to ship, even with 2nd day air.........
     
  3. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're looking for the cheapest, crappiest RAM, I can't help you. If you want quality RAM, competitively priced, from a good company with good customer service and a lifetime warranty go to www.crucual.com.
     
  4. MynameisMud thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have one of the brand new iMacs just recently released, you need the PC2-5300 RAM.
     
  6. MynameisMud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nah, i got a refurb about 2 months ago.

    So, i guess it's the PC2-5300 RAM. Unless, anyone else has any other recommendations?
     
  7. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, the type of RAM is not really subject to a recommendation. Every Mac's specs require a certain type of RAM. The 2007 generation iMacs require PC2-5300. The new 2008 iMacs require PC2-6400. This is not secret information or subject to guessing. It's in your Mac's specs.
     
  8. MynameisMud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "Umm, the type of RAM is not really subject to a recommendation. Every Mac's specs require a certain type of RAM. The 2007 generation iMacs require PC2-5300. The new 2008 iMacs require PC2-6400. This is not secret information or subject to guessing. It's in your Mac's specs."

    I got that.

    I meant recommendations as far as brand and website.
     
  9. Remoth macrumors newbie

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    Go through www.macsales.com I went throught them to get 4 gb of ram for my macbook. I bought it on friday and I got it monday. they had to ship from the USA to Canada, so that isn't bad at all. highly recommended.
     
  10. DJP macrumors newbie

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    Just got my new 20" iMac, ordered it with 2gb ram and bought 4 more off of amazon to put 2GBs in each slot. I got Kingston KTA-MB667/2G - Was $108 total, including shipping. Easy to install. Found a video on youtube and was a breeze after that.
     
  11. MynameisMud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the help everyone. i think i'm going to go with the crucial.
     
  12. Abraxsis macrumors 6502

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    Actually it doesnt matter as long as it is a DDR2 PC2 200pin SODIMM. If its below the needed speed the computer clocks down the FSB to match, if it is above the needed speed the computer clocks the ram down to where it needs it to be. I have often bought faster ram than what was recommended so as to ensure usability in a future machine without a loss of performance.


     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Except that the Penryn MacBook Pros routinely crash on 800 MHz RAM, so while in theory it is correct that RAM clocks down, in practice it may not do so properly. And many Macs fail to boot at all with slower than spec RAM.
     
  14. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    That would not be correct when it comes to Macs.
     

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