RAM for iMac i3.... prices...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fr3n2y, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. fr3n2y macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, i'm new to the mac world, 4 days....

    I've been looking at RAM for my iMac and the prices vary wildly!

    Is there much difference in the types?

    For example I've seen RAM as cheap as £70 for 8gb (crucial) but through apple its £320!!

    Cheers
     
  2. Chris5488 macrumors regular

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    Apple charges much more for the same RAM then others do. Buying from an alternate shop is far more cheaper. However not every RAM will work: search for RAM which is tested to work with Apple machines.

    Like here for example: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memory/iMac
    Yes it's more expensive then regular RAM for any PC, but far more cheaper then buying from Apple.

    (edit: saw you wrote in £, so the shop I introduced might not be for you, but you get the point ;))
     
  3. fr3n2y thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Chris.

    Crucial have a system checker on their site and also offer a guarantee that their ram will work, seems a no brainer really, for £70 per 8gb I may even max the machine out.

    Cheers
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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    You can't go wrong with Crucial. Excellent quality and price. Remember, buying the cheapest is not necessarily a good idea, particularly where RAM is concerned.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As long as it's from a known brand and reseller and comes with lifetime warranty, it should not matter. RAM failures are pretty rare and there isn't really a way to say that this RAM is higher quality than that (haven't found any RAM durability figures). Personally, I always go for the cheapest brand if I have heard of the brand before (I would say I know all bigger brands).

    No doubt that Crucial is great but if there is a G.Skill kit for less for instance, don't be afraid to buy it ;)
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    +1 - Have 8GB in my iMac 2009 from G-skill. Works without a hitch and combined with my OWC SSD it makes for a very happy Macnerd. :D
     

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