Recommended RAM brands

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Furi-ku, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Furi-ku macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    Soon I hope to be the proud owner of a 24" iMac, 2.4ghz and I am buying it with the stock standard 1x1gb ram to cut costs now i do plan on getting more ram and I just wanted some advice. My dad a total PC head recommends Kingston and OCZ but some of the places I called only had Apacer, I'm looking to get 2x2Gb SO-DIMM, pc2 5300 667Mhz ram and I wanted to know what brand works best on a mac, and if apacer is any good. I'd really appreciate it if I could get some comprehensive reviews on this.
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    a LOT of people are going to give you either Crucial or Ram for OWC ( both are very good and will do what you need
  3. ppnkg macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    I can recommend crucial, great website where you can choose exactly what you need, and great prices/service (at least in the UK where I am). I got my ram upgrades for both my macs from them
  4. Furi-ku thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    It may help to also know I'm based in Melbourne Australia...not sure if that makes any diff on brands but prices im sure it does.
  5. elfjuice macrumors newbie


    Mar 10, 2008
    St Louis, MO
    I just purchased a new 24" iMac and upgraded with Corsair's ValueSelect ram through (only available in the states I think.) 4GB for $71.99 US.

    I've been very pleased with it. No issues so far. It takes all of 3-5 minutes to do. Very easy.

    Good luck!
  6. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    I used crucial for my MB and it has worked perfectly so far. I would recommend them. However, I would say buy them from The prices are much cheaper.
  7. christ3d macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2007
    other world computing, you can buy samsung memory that is exactly the same as the stuff that apple puts into the machines.

    i think its like 100 bucks, so you can probably save 25 by buying off name brands, which owc also offers.

    ive also heard sketchy stories about crucial using shady practices to make you pay more for ram.. for instance, lets say you go to their little smart search, and put in 24 inch imac instead of 20 inch, crucial assumes that you have more money to spend since you bought a more expensive computer and quotes you higher prices even though the 20 inch uses the exact same ram.

    i like owc, i've bought some ram from them in the past, genuine samsung sticks and a hard drive, and have had nothing but a good experience. i like that they are a very mac centric website, and don't try and swindle their customers.
  8. Captnroger macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2002
    I bought the el'cheapo Cosair-stickered memory at Microcenter for my 24", $49.99 per 2GB stick.
  9. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

    Leon Kowalski

    Sep 20, 2007
    Gondwanaland Reunification Front HQ
    #10 has the best US prices for Apple-specific RAM from Mushkin.
    I don't believe Newegg ships internationally, but the customer comments
    on their web page give Mushkin high ratings from many Apple owners:

    Here's Mushkin's contact for Asia-Pacific sales information:


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