Can you upgrade the RAM while buying?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Pixeled_Apple, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Pixeled_Apple macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2004
    MeLbourne, Vic Aussiee!
    Yo, every1; I needa ask a question about upgrading the RAM when like buying it brand new, Is it possible? or do you have to buy it separately and tell them to fit it in? I'm gettin' a 1.5GHz Powerbook SD and (since I have excellent progress.. and hopin' to get a good rep) to upgrade the RAM up2 2GB. Can you ask to upgrade it here-and-now? {I'm also gettin VPC 7 and mayb Keynote}

    The stor I am buyin' to from is Streetwise , in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

    Huge Thanks! ;)
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Hmmm, the answer would seem to be "yes" although the question is still in some doubt...

    If you are buying from Apple directly, you can order extra RAM with the machine. This has the advantage of being on the same bill, but the disadvantage of being outrageously more expensive than "street" price for RAM, and may delay your order. Best to order with the minimum stock RAM and upgrade yourself.

    If you are buying from a bricks-and-mortar Apple dealer, you could ask them if they will fit some third-party RAM in it, and what the cost would be.

    In the unlikely event they say "no" or insist in charging the Apple usury, you can always order your RAM separately and install it yourself. Choose a vendor that guarantees Apple compatibility, lifetime warranty and who will refund your money if it is not compatible. Probably best to stay with an Australian vendor, as the shipping charges to and from North America are high, and you would have to foot the bill for warranty return.

  3. Pixeled_Apple thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2004
    MeLbourne, Vic Aussiee!

    Thanks for the answer, If I can't upgrade it here-and-now; I'll stick with 512megs ; anybody livin Victoria Australia? Has anybody been StreetWise? It'll be a major help!

    Thanks again!

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