Is this memory ok for my new 24 imac?

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  1. billyripkin macrumors 6502

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  3. billyripkin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok so you are saying I should buy the Laptop memory instead from newegg for my imac? Or are you saying the memory from circuit city is not going to work? I guess my confusion is that no where can I find if I should be looking for 240 pin memory or 200 pin memory.

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    The Circuit City RAM is not going to work and it's a bad deal. You should be looking for 200-pin PC5300 DDR2-667 SODIMMs.
     
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    That's right, the iMac uses laptop memory and not desktop. The iMac uses a 200 pin memory chip and the module is much smaller. You should always buy ram from a "ram dealer". Complete specs are very important because those basic specs can fool someone who doesn't know into thinking it will work in their computer and it doesn't on the iMac.
    New Egg or Otherworld computing or you can get your ram at a great price with no tax and free shipping from www.4allmemory.com which is where I picked up my 4GB kit for my new iMac last week and the and the ram is tested for Apple computers.
     
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    There is a Guide on Mac Intel RAM

    My recommendation -- especially for non-technical Mac owners -- is to purchase from a reputable dealer who knows Macs and is prepared to guarantee compatibility of their product with your machine.
     
  8. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I just bought my memory from newegg.com. I've always had good luck with them. I bought a 1gig module by Transcend. With shipping the cost was $48-.

    My only problem is the screw on my Mac will not turn. I'm using the recommended #2 phillips screw driver, but no luck. I'll probably need to bring it in as I don't want to strip the screw and mess it up.
     
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    Is the stuff from 4allmemory the same quality as say Crucial? There's quite the price difference between the two.
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    One could argue yes because most people will look at the more expensive ram to be better but that's not necessarily the case when it comes to Apple as they charge a kings ransom for ram.

    That being said, I am using the 2GB stick I just bought from 4allmemory for $129 U.S and it works perfectly in my Mac. :)
     

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