The UK Ram Thread

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sarah3585, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    I know there are alot of threads about Ram but it's hard to find any for the UK.
    Where are people buying from? Ram here seems to be so much more expensive.
    I'm looking for 2x 2gb for the new imac the price seems to be around £190.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Normally I'd recommend crucial, but their current price seems to be around £90 per 2Gb stick.

    I also use scan for lots of computer bits. The currently have memory of the correct spec for £65 per stick.
     
  3. Carrot007 macrumors regular

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    I'd second scan as a very nice reliable supplier.
     
  4. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That deal's amazing.
    £130 for 4GB looks a lot better than £90 for 2GB from Apple. I'm tempted! :)
    I haven't heard of them before, though.
     
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    I thought macs used 200 pin SODIMMs? that stick has 240pins, clarification anyone?
     
  8. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Prices have come down it seems!

    For the imac from crucial:
    1GB £17.03
    2 GB £57.56
    4 GB (2x2GB) £115.14

    Before I saw this I was going to import from macsales OWC ram where 4GB will cost me $184 (£88) Now I don't know which to use as I might get stung by customs for another £16.

    Any advise?
     
  9. tersono macrumors 68000

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    OWC are great, but by the time you've paid carriage + VAT + import duty, it'll almost certainly be cheaper to have bought from Crucial (who are also a very good supplier).
     
  10. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the $184 doesn't include VAT? So I could end up paying £30 plus on top of that.
    Critical it is!
    Thanks
     
  11. WhiteNoiseMaker macrumors regular

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    The price of RAM has dropped a lot in the last week. Crucial are now selling 4GB for £115.14 inc. VAT. I'm tempted to buy for my future iMac, but I know the prices will probably have dropped again by the time that happens.
     
  12. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    I'm tempted at that price for the 4GB, then just need to offload 2 x 1GB to some one.
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Not the correct RAM.
    "DDR2-667" isn't all you have to know.
     
  14. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    woot woot crucial are selling mac mini ram at mega cheap. 2x 1GB for £35 :D
     
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  16. WhiteNoiseMaker macrumors regular

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    Just a heads-up for fellow UK RAM buyers. Crucial have an offer on 2GB for £48.93 inc VAT, so thats £97.85 for 4GB! ...plus you can get another 10% off (excluding VAT) buying through quidco :D

    ...strange how if you buy it as a 4GB kit, it's still listed as £115.14! :confused:
     

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