RAM Upgrade for 2.8GHz 24" iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tshrtkng, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. tshrtkng macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I just got a 2.8GHz iMac 24" and want to upgrade the RAM from 2 to 4GB. I see that Apple uses SAMSUNG RAM and that there are many different vendors out there. Im wondering if BRAND should be a concern. I found
    4GB of CORSAIR RAM for $99
    or
    4GB of CRUCIAL RAM for $ 99 SEE LINKS BELOW

    Please advise me if I am on the right track???

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ook+Memory)-_-Corsair+Memory++Inc.-_-20145193
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148159
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Corsair, Crucial, or Kingston will work fine, and are usually of high enough quality for your Mac. Others would work, but those are the most commonly used.

    TEG
     
  3. catfish743 macrumors 6502

    catfish743

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    I have a 2GB stick of Crucial ram in with the pre set 1 GB from apple. I don't think brand matters all too much.
     
  4. jvette macrumors 6502

    jvette

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    I have 4gig of Samsung in my Imac 2.8 and 4 gig of OWC in my Imac 2.4. Both run the same. Other World Computing is a good place to look for ram. Check them out. I purchased both upgrades from them.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    There is no point in buying the 800 MHz Crucial - it will not make the Mac any faster. Stick to 667 MHz RAM.

    I prefer sticking with a reputable, Apple-aware dealer who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac, offers free warranty shipping for DOA modules, and a no cost return (no restocking, no shipping) if it doesn't work. NewEgg offers none of the above.

    MR Guide To Buying RAM
     
  6. tshrtkng thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks For Your Help

    Thank you all for your help.
    I purchased 4gb of Crucial Ram Today Direct from Crucial as NewEgg only had it in 800 version. I ordered the 667 ram as you suggested. Ended up costing $119 with tax and shipping.

    I did see the OWC was less expensive but had not heard any good things about it till just now.

    Really appreciate all the help!

    Joe
     

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