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    iMac ram?
    Hello everyone, I have an 17" imac core duo 2. Im looking at upgrading them ram to 3gb, but im not sure which is the right ram. I looked on the apple website and a 2gb stick of ram costs the same as my computer cost. Apparently this ram "2GB DDDR2 Kingston" is the right one for me to get. Is this right? And if not is there any that anybody could recommend?

    Thanks for your help guys.

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    I have the same exact question, only for an iMac with these specs:

    # 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
    # 1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 1x1GB
    # 320GB Serial ATA Drive
    # SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    # Apple Mighty Mouse
    # Apple Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X
    # AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll
    # Accessory kit
    # ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
    # 24-inch glossy widescreen LCD
    # AirPort Extreme
    # Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

    Could I use the 2x2gb sticks on this page? http://tinyurl.com/3xfbaq

    (Sorry for "intruding" on your page...I didn't know whether to create a topic about the same thing or not...)

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    According to mactracker both you need this type of ram:

    200 pin PC2 5300 (667mhz) DDR2-SO DIMM

    also the 800mhz will work also but it's more expensive for the same result as the above.

    The ram 1nteresting linked to will work for both machines. And also apart from cricial, newegg are reputed to be a good place to get ram in the US.

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    Sweet thanks, if I buy an iMac, then i'll be doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the8thark View Post
    According to mactracker both you need this type of ram:

    200 pin PC2 5300 (667mhz) DDR2-SO DIMM

    also the 800mhz will work also but it's more expensive for the same result as the above.

    The ram 1nteresting linked to will work for both machines. And also apart from cricial, newegg are reputed to be a good place to get ram in the US.
    thanks mate i'll have a look around for that ram, any idea where i can get it in australia ?

    i found this at the disc shop... is this the right one?

    Kingston 2GIG DDR2 667Mhz (PC5300) Memory

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    http://www.streetwise.com.au/memory.php?

    If you are in Melbourne...streetwise was recommended to me. Or you could order online

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacq View Post
    http://www.streetwise.com.au/memory.php?

    If you are in Melbourne...streetwise was recommended to me. Or you could order online
    thank you, that tells me exactly what i need! they are a bit pricey there tho.

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    just bought a "Kingston 2GIG DDR2 667Mhz (PC5300) Memory" for $145 and its working awesome! thanks for your help

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    To jacq: Thanks for that. I'll use that site as a standard. And if I can't find any better deals I'll order 2 x 1GB stick from them.

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    Guys, I'm looking into getting an iMac soon too. I found this RAM on eBay. The difference is it is 240 pins, not 200... Would it work? The price is great.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/1GB-DDR2-PC2-667-...QQcmdZViewItem

    thanks for any suggestions.

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    Since everyone else is doing it I figured it wouldn't hurt to hijack this thread a little more...

    Why is RAM from the Apple store about 4 times (quite literally, often more) more expensive than everywhere else?
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    Johnny...did you buy your ram from streetwise.

    I am looking at ram also for the alumin iMac. the streetwise website hasn't been updated to search for ram for my imac yet...I guess I should just visit the store.
    I could have bought 2 gig ram from amacroe for $180 (that's cost price too) but am still trying to figure out which brand i should get. wether it be Kingston or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacq View Post
    Johnny...did you buy your ram from streetwise.

    I am looking at ram also for the alumin iMac. the streetwise website hasn't been updated to search for ram for my imac yet...I guess I should just visit the store.
    I could have bought 2 gig ram from amacroe for $180 (that's cost price too) but am still trying to figure out which brand i should get. wether it be Kingston or?
    Hey Jacq, i got all the specs from streetwise, but i bought my ram from www.msy.com.au the website is really bad but i got a 2 gig stick for 145$. I think that my imac and your new imac take the same ram so that shouldnt be a problem

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