Ram $$

jota73

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 19, 2006
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Guys!

As I was surfing macrumors I spotted a site RAMJET.COM. I checked out their prices on RAM for my iMac, and boyd did I surprised myself!

Howcome Apple prices for:

Apple Memory Module 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (PC2-5300) SO-DIMM
U$75 + Tax

in Ramjet price for same Dimm is:

512mb DDR2 PC2-5300 for iMac Intel
Specifications:
PC2-5300, DDR2-667, 667Mhz, Latency 5-5-5, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, 1.8V, 200pin SO-DIMM
U$29 + Tax!

Why the difference, is more than twice the price than in Ramjet.com.... how come!?

Any advise?
 

jota73

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 19, 2006
301
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South America
so is the samething?
Ramjet is cheaper not because they are refurbished or DOA's or anything similar to it?

So it would be better buying the imac with the least ram possible in Apple then buy the additional ram at ramjet...?:confused:
 

techlover828

macrumors 68020
Jun 28, 2007
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Maine
so is the samething?
Ramjet is cheaper not because they are refurbished or DOA's or anything similar to it?

So it would be better buying the imac with the least ram possible in Apple then buy the additional ram at ramjet...?:confused:
you got it, this is what most people who buy like mac pros do, they'll get like 1GB of ram and then get like 4 2GB Sticks of 3rd party ram.
 

jota73

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Apr 19, 2006
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South America
great... now then... I understand you cannot have 3Gb in ram... am I right?

I mean the Imac comes with 1 GB, if I buy 1 dimm of 2Gb I will need to change the original as well, does it?

How many additional slots does the imac has for upgrading ram?

thanks
Juan
 

Nick12945

macrumors regular
Aug 1, 2007
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Michigan
great... now then... I understand you cannot have 3Gb in ram... am I right?

I mean the Imac comes with 1 GB, if I buy 1 dimm of 2Gb I will need to change the original as well, does it?

How many additional slots does the imac has for upgrading ram?

thanks
Juan
There are two slots. The iMac supports up to 4 gb of memory.
 

kumbaya

macrumors regular
Jan 12, 2005
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In the new iMac (aluminium) there are 2 slots for RAM.

It comes with 1GB which is in one of the slots.

You can buy 1GB or 2GB stick of RAM for the other slot: most people recommend getting the same amount of RAM for both slots because of the way RAM works in the new computers - it does better if it's the same amount in each slot. In this case, you would buy either 1GB to match the existing 1GB or buy 2 x 2GB for a total of 4GB.

make sure the RAM you buy comes with a lifetime warranty, and that there is a no questions asked, quick replacement policy in case the RAM is no good.

I have seen crucial, ocw and ocz recommended highly on these fora

:) :apple: