Help! I got bad ram for my mini now need to replace.

MikeJett86

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 5, 2005
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Dallas, Tx
Okay ... where is a good place to get quality ram for a mac that's not the apple website? It's known that the apple website's ram prices are outrages is my only problem with apple. Below is the explanation for my question/problem.

so I screwed up. I got some ram from Omni Technologies for my Mac Mini because it was cheap (1gb for $91 shipped) and I got it today, put it in, booted up and everything was running great. then safari quit unexpectedly, then the finder stopped responding and an installer for a driver for my powermate. So I restarted and everything didn't load. The finder bar came up but no clock, wireless icon, bluetooth icon or dock. so I restarted again. Everything came up fine but a few seconds later the "restart your computer" screen came up, the one with like 8 different languages. So I did. Then the same screen came up again without even getting to my desktop. So, completely fed up, i turned it off and waited a few minutes and turned it back on and I got a kernal message with the restart screen so i turned it off, opened it up, switched the ram and started it up. Everything is fine now that I'm back to my stock 256. so tuesday I'm sending the bad ram back, getting a refund and buying some better stuff. So, anyone have a good place with a good price for a stick of 1gb?

Thanks to anyone who can help
Michael
 

MikeJett86

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 5, 2005
28
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Dallas, Tx
thanks for the help guys. Getting this all sorted out on tuesday when the business open back up from the holiday.
 

macbaseball

macrumors 6502a
Feb 27, 2005
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Northern California
grapes911 said:
Yeah they are. Try Datamem.com. They guarantee their RAM to work with Macs.
I agree. Go to datamem.com. There pricing is good, and you can also get a good deal on shipping, so yuou probably can it get within a couple days.
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
ekenny said:
I bought my PC2700 1 GB chip from newegg (www.newegg.com) for $80 something.
You'd be taking the same risk again by getting a PC Generic DIMM from NewEgg. They do not guarantee compatibility. There is also no guarantee that the RAM that worked in "Bob S.'s" Mac last week is the same RAM they are selling this week.

Best to go with a reputable seller (<BIAS> not an eBay seller or a big box store or online discounter </BIAS>) who knows Macs, tests and guarantees compatibility with the Mini.

I also like www.datamem.com. I have dealt with them for 5 years.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com