Compatible RAM from NewEgg

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zackkmac, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    Rather than browsing the Apple>Mac Memory>iMac category I went straight to laptop memory and found the same type of modules, 200-pin, and I want to know if these will work in my iMac.

    Obviously it's a better deal than the $45-$50 they have listed for Mac memory from Kingston. These are Kingston as well, and are 800MHz, so they are supported by Santa Rosa. My iMac is a 24" 2.4GHz Aluminum.

    Thanks :)
  2. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

    Leon Kowalski

    Sep 20, 2007
    Gondwanaland Reunification Front HQ
    That link says $22 for 1GB. The only Kingston listings under "Mac Memory"
    for 800 MHz parts are 2GB and 4GB kits -- at about the same price per GB.

    The parts listed under Mac Memory are Apple-specific (KTA part numbers)
    and guaranteed Apple-compatible; your "better deal" parts are Kingston's
    generic "Value Ram" line (KVR part numbers). Possibly Apple-compatible.

    The 2.4GHz ALU iMac takes 667 MHz parts. 800 MHz might work ...or not.
    (Industry standards say it should be backwards compatible, but Apple is
    famous for ignoring industry standards.) Even if it does work, the memory
    controller is hard-wired to 667 MHz, so paying extra buys you nothing.

    IMO, Mushkin is usually a better value -- with better customer support.
    Check the prices at (for the "PerfectMatch" product line).
    They're sometimes cheaper than newegg -- with cheap shipping, and
    no mail-in-rebate foolishness.

  3. zackkmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    Great! Thanks for the detailed reply! I will definitely check out Mushkin. Don't know why I thought the NewEgg ones were 2GB :confused:

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