Kingston RAM memory

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  1. nikonr macrumors newbie

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    Hello.
    I've heard that there is a cheaper way to upgrade the RAMs on the iMac.
    The memory is a Kingston brand or something similar if existent.
    To buy it from apple (4GB) it's about 850$, the Kingston suppose to be much more cheaper.
    It's important to me that the installation (hardware&software as well) will be not so complicated, I'm a regular user, not a robot that knows only to open safari but also not a geek, or in other words, that I'll not have to come & cry on the forum :D
    Last thing, that thing keep the warranty in validity ?

    ThanX a lot.

    p.s.:sorry for any spelling mistakes.

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  2. dwl017 macrumors 6502a

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    Forget about buying Apple memory unless you have tons of money just sitting around. Click on the link below they are your best bet I would go out on a limb and say millions have bought Ram from these folks.

    http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx
     
  3. nikonr thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Never buy Apple from RAM. Only buy RAM from a company which guarantees 100% Mac-compatibility and has a lifetime warranty on their product. Installing 3rd party RAM does not void your warranty.

    I highly recommend you review our RAM Guide here on MacRumors. :cool:
     
  5. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Or vice-versa.
     
  6. whynot83706 macrumors 6502

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    There you go.......$119 for 4GB....Lifetime warranty
     
  7. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    Along with NewEgg, that's one of the best places to get parts for your Mac.

    Crucial RAM is fine, but don't buy it from Crucial - you'll pay more, and how much more depends on how you get to their website.
     
  9. 126351 Guest

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    On PC's, it was generally accepted that you needed to re-install the OS to get the best out of extra RAM.

    Does this apply to Macs, too? I've just bumped from 1gb to 4gb and it hasn't had the impact I expected.
     
  10. takao macrumors 68040

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    who told you that ? that's just plain false
     
  11. GlennH macrumors newbie

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    How about 4GB of Kingston ValueRAM for $100, after two $8 mail-in rebates?

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206341199

    I'm looking for RAM for the iMac I just ordered. The buy.com site doesn't say what the warranty is - is it lifetime on these?

    Any comments?

    NOTE: This appears to be labeled as "laptop" memory? When you search for iMac memory on kingston's website it brings you to a different product, costing much more and found at buy.com here:

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=203390175

    But I can't tell what the difference is. Are these actually the same memory? One of the user reviews on the cheaper product above says it worked fine in an iMac.
     
  12. GlennH macrumors newbie

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    Well, I ended up going with the Crucial RAM from Newegg.com linked above. $120, but if you pay via PayPal there is a 20% rebate offer that started today at participating etailers including Newegg. So that's $24 off. Good deal.
     
  13. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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