iBook or Powerbook memory part numbers wanted.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by walkerIV, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. walkerIV macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Hello there,

    the Apple memory is known to be expensive and Crucial memory is not for the weak of heart to order from Canada (UPS cross-border fees are a whole other can of worms).
    So if anyone have purchased non-Apple memory for their i/pbook and got it working would care to share brand names, part numbers, approximate timeline, etc., I would greatly appreciate the info(including crucial).
    If this information is available somewhere else, please let me know.

  2. AdmittedPCuser macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    I don't know Crucial very well, but my recommendation would be to go with Kingston. (At the end of the day, there are really only a handful of memory manufacturers. Anyone guess the number of brands of memory made by Kingston and Micron alone?)

    You can get the exact Kingston part number for your specific iBook or PowerBook from the Kingston web site (http://www.kingston.com/) using the Memory Search feature. Once you get the part number, you could go to a number of Canadian on-line stores or, depending on where you live, a couple of retail shops that actually sell Kingston memory. You'd probably have to find a small computer shop instead of a Futureshop or Best Buy... who only sell Kingston ValueRAM which, for the most part, is the same thing. I think you may have to call Kingston however to get the Value Ram part number for the product you are looking for. Try (800) 754-8048 in Canada.

    Where to buy Kingston in Canada (Compusmart looks to be the only retailer...everyone else looks like a corporate reseller): http://www.kingston.com/wheretobuy/canada.asp

    Where to buy Kingston ValueRam: http://www.valueram.com/canada/wheretobuy.asp

    There are some smaller Computer shops that sell Kingston as well. If you live in the Toronto area, I can recommend a couple if you like.

    Now I don't own an Apple... yet (I'm planning on purchasing a PowerBook on the 29th, when they release iLife '05 in Canada, hopefully with a few hardware upgrades), so can't speak from experience on an Apple, but I have used Kingston memory in the past and never had a problem. Lifetime warranty if you purchase from an authorized retailer too. When I get my PowerBook at the end of the month, I plan on adding Kingston memory to it.

    Hope this helps... and no, I don't work for Kingston :D I used to work in the computer industry and dealt with Kingston a little bit during my time.
  3. maya macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.
  4. AdmittedPCuser macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Walker, forget what I said... go with Maya's post! I probably will :) It's already around $145 for a 512MB module in CDN... $50 bucks more and you get a gig!

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