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iMac - Need to buy RAM for my iMac, HELP!


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Hello Everyone...

I am about to get a new iMac and so I am thinking about upgrading the RAM from 1GB to 2GB or so. I heard from my friend it is pretty easy...

Here is my question...What BRAND of RAM should I buy? What does Apple use? I heard Apple uses all kinds from IBM to whatever....

THANKS! Oh...and if you looked at this post but did not answer, why did you look? punk!
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You can buy reliable RAM from many places at varying degrees of value, but I strongly suggest OWC:

Apple iMac Memory Upgrades and Video Installation Guides - Get the right memory for your G3, G4, G5, or Intel iMac Model at OtherWorldComputing.com

Great customer support, mostly competitive pricing, and lifetime guarantee. They'll even give you a (small) rebate for your old RAM, and if your new RAM goes bad they'll ship you a replacement before you even return the bad.

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I just upgraded from 2G to 4G, it was a 5 minute job.

Get 4G of ram, my iMac is 1 year old and it started to feel it needed more ram

I got Kingston Ram, matched pair. Being in Australia this was the cheapest.

I know Other World Computing is really good and I would have bought from them but the Australian Dollar just tanked to $0.65USD from $0.97USD a month or so ago.

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Great! Thanks so much. One question though:

I just went to their website and to upgrade to 2GB, do I need to order the 2GB or just the 1GB, since I already have 1GB?

Sorry! I am very new to this stuff!
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