PC-5300 vs. PC2-5300 RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agrats84, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. agrats84 macrumors member

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    I'm looking to upgrade my iMac 20" 2.0GHz (bought November 2007) from 1GB to 4GB of RAM. I am looking at the OCW 4GB but it says PC-5300, and the Apple website says I need PC2-5300? What's the difference? Everything I read on here said people have bought the OCW 4GB and have had no problem, but is that the PC-5300 or PC2-5300. Maybe I am being stupid and can't find it on the website?!

    Also, will this void the warranty at all?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    PC-5300, PC2-5300, PC2-5400 and DDR2-667 all mean the same thing,
    Although PC5300 is a slightly non-standard naming for DDR2 RAM, as it can cause confusion with PC3200 and other DDR RAM.
     
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Wow, deja vu all over again. :confused:

    Didn't you just ask this exact same thing in another thread?
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Maybe it's just a Japan thing but it is actually marketed more as PC5300 here than PC2-5300. As you said it's all just a matter of what the maker wants to call it anyway.
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Somehow the system hiccupped and this post got double-posted.
     

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