Ram, oh the dreaded ram.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blt93932, May 18, 2006.

  1. blt93932 macrumors newbie

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    I'm amazed at how many websites say, "buy THIS ram or your iMac will not recognize the ram." What is this crap? I want to know if I buy some ram off newegg.com if it will just work? intel iMac

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820208037

    ^^^That's the memory I was looking at, will it work?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

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    It may, it may not. Macs are notoriously picky about RAM. More than just the normal advertised specs are important. It's best to purchase RAM from a dealer that will guarantee the RAM to work in a Mac. I highly recommend looking at datamem.com.
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    I have RAM in my 8600 that I bought from OWC (a Mac only retailer) and it is atrocious. When this RAM is installed, the system will sometimes not restart properly, and the startup chime is cut short. This happens individually with all four sticks, but not any of the original memory the computer came with. In conclusion, even buying from a large Mac dealer isn't always a guarantee.
     

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