Memory Upgrade - Different Price on Crucial

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lionsnwings, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. lionsnwings macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2007
    I want to upgrade my memory to 2GB on my iMac (17" 2.0 Ghz Intel Core Duo). I went to crucial and the 2GB (1GBx2) kit is $207.
    After checking other websites I went back to crucial to buy and accidentally clicked on the 17" 1.83Ghz model and the 2GB kit was on sale for $187.

    My question is can I use the memory listed for the 1.83Ghz model in my 2.0?

    I compared the specs of the memory and everything is identical:
    Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
    Package: 200-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 * CL=5 * Unbuffered * NON-ECC * DDR2-667 * 1.8V * 128Meg x 64

    Any other suggestions on getting a 2GB kit for $200?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    It's absolutely the same RAM. And that's exactly why I refuse to buy from's one of a number of unethical practices they engage in.

    I only buy RAM from OWC and DMS.
  3. lionsnwings thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2007

    Thank you, I agree and will not purchase from crucial.

    I just purchased from OWC and noticed they will buy my old RAM. It is just $50 for the 2 512 sticks, but I don't think I would get much more then that net of fees from Ebay and Paypal.

    Anyone ever traded in thier old ram to OWC?
  4. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    This is why I did not buy from them. There are even reports of different prices depending on what web browser you use. Absolutely ridiculous.

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