Memory - Where Should I Buy From?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jaw3net, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. jaw3net macrumors regular

    jaw3net

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    I just ordered a custom built iMac with the base 1GB of RAM. So naturally, I want to boost the memory up to 4GB. Where should I purchase from? Crucial or OWC? Or does it really even matter?
     
  2. stealthninja macrumors member

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    I'll post from my experience that it doesn't really matter. I bought 4GB from newegg that was not specifically apple verified (or whatever you want to call it). I installed it and my mbp runs perfect without and glitches or problems of any kind.
     
  3. timhood macrumors newbie

    timhood

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    Personally, I would only buy from a trustworthy source that offers a lifetime warranty. I lost data permanently because faulty memory caused file corruption on my hard drive. (The backups were just as corrupted). When I took in my computer, they diagnosed and removed the faulty memory and removed it--problems gone. After that, I bought from

    Crucial - www.crucial.com

    Another source I would recommend is OWC - eshop.macsales.com
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Welcome to MR Jaw3

    Many commonly asked questions are answered in the Guides, under the Guides tab at the top of this window

    MR Guide to Buying RAM
     
  5. TravisReynolds macrumors regular

    TravisReynolds

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