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iMac - Memory for new Imac

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Hi. This is my first post so bear with me. I recently purchased a new Imac 20 inch Intel Core 2 Duo with 1 Gb memory. I would like to upgrade to 2 gb, but apple charged too much. According to the site I need PC2-5300 SODIMMs. I have researched and found the following brands (are certain brands better?). Which of these would you recommend.

Thanks ($20.99 after rebate, specifically states its for mac) (Corsair $14.99 after rebate) (Crucial $18.49 after rebate, best rating?) (Transcend $12.99 after rebate)
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I personally use crucial and would recommend it
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how easy is it to replace the ram by yourself on a mac?
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You can do it easier and in less time than it took you to unpack and plug in your iMac. Search this forum for pictures. REALLY easy.
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Information about fitting is in your manual.
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Ok...any other recommendations...should I just get crucial? Installation looks very easy from the manual.
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I bought my RAM from Other World Computing (OWC) - I was very happy with their support and they ship their products really fast (I also bought an external HDD for backups from OWC).

From what I read on the forums, you can't go wrong with either OWC or Crucial.
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just ordered an upgrade for my iMac 2.8 (4GB). I used crucials website myself. There system scanner is excellent. For the 4GB pack (2x2GB) it cost me £100 GBP, so about 50 dollars I would imagine. Thats delivered.

I chose crucial because of their reputation and excellent website.
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