RAM upgrade experiences

squeeks

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Jun 19, 2007
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For anyone who has upgraded using third party ram, what brand did you use and how does it seem to work for you?

I used OCZ because ive always had good luck with that but some of my stability issues ive been having with safari and FCS have made me wonder if i made a bad choice
 

Gymnut

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Apr 18, 2003
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I bought the 4GB kit from Other World Computing and have had no problems whatsoever. I've purchased ram from them for an iMac, Mirrored door G4, and an aluminum Powerbook without problem.
 

Maui

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May 18, 2007
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I went with the 4 GB Crucial kit. 3 minutes to upgrade, no operating problems or issues at all.
 

masse

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May 4, 2007
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I've upgraded my 15 inch powerbook with Corsair Value Select, as well as a macbook.

Worked fine in both cases.
 

ab2650

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Jun 21, 2007
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MacBook Pro: Mushkin DDR2 667 SO-DIMM bought from Newegg.
Mac Pro: Crucial DDR2 667 ECC (with heat spreaders) also from Newegg.

No problems with either of them.
 

Angrist

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Mar 11, 2005
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I buy Cruicial ... almost exclusively*, for my macs and my HTPC.

Their stuff has never given me any hassle, any failures, nothing. The prices are rather competitive with other top tier memory brands too.


*Exception being PC133 for my tower, craigslist for 512MB sticks of ECC.
 

harmonica01

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Jul 30, 2007
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I buy Cruicial ... almost exclusively*, for my macs and my HTPC.

Their stuff has never given me any hassle, any failures, nothing. The prices are rather competitive with other top tier memory brands too.


*Exception being PC133 for my tower, craigslist for 512MB sticks of ECC.

ditto with crucial

Also keep your built in ram chips that came with the apple, that and drops aren't covered by warranty, if they show bad ram caused damage you're up a creek without water so can *cough* just put original ram chips back in...

However, with crucial since the days of blue&white g3s, i've never had any such problem
 

squeeks

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Jun 19, 2007
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i might have to swap these out for cruical sticks if i cant get these unexpected app failures to cease with a OS reinstall