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    sukhjeet
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    Upgrading Memory
    I'm thinking about buying a new 17" PowerBook w/super drive. I want 1 GB of memory, but Apple's going to charge me more than I'm willing. Can I just buy some generic PC2700 DDR SDRAM from somewhere else and put it in myself? i.e. - http://www.pricewatch.com/1/33/4560-1.htm

    Thanks

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    you can buy your own ram but your better make sure its compatible with your system or you will most likely fry the board. none of the the chips on that page will work with your system
    if you want 1GB cheap for yourself i reccomend this

    http://www.pricewatch.com/1/79/4013-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    you can buy your own ram but your better make sure its compatible with your system or you will most likely fry the board. none of the the chips on that page will work with your system
    if you want 1GB cheap for yourself i reccomend this

    http://www.pricewatch.com/1/79/4013-1.htm
    HOW ABOUT KINGSTON MEMORY :confused: :confused:

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    yes kingstons rams will work but be sure to buy it from the apple page for your specific model

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    I buy my RAM from http://www.memoryx.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by sukhjeet
    I'm thinking about buying a new 17" PowerBook w/super drive. I want 1 GB of memory, but Apple's going to charge me more than I'm willing. Can I just buy some generic PC2700 DDR SDRAM from somewhere else and put it in myself? i.e. - http://www.pricewatch.com/1/33/4560-1.htm

    Thanks
    I got mine from MacSolutions.com. They had good prices and good service, and I've had no problems with it at all. When I was shopping for mine, I was concerned about the numerous reports of problems with some memory and the newer Apple Firmware. MacSolutions addressed this on their sit, and stated that all of their memory had been tested and found 100% compatible with the Firmware. I'm sure there are other companies with no compatibility problems too, but it just put me at ease.

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    logos
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    I buy mine from Crucial, they are usually the most competitive.

    www.crucial.com

  8. #8
    brody
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emrys
    I buy my RAM from http://www.memoryx.net
    just curious...since you did buy ram from there...did you get the generic or the samsung that is appently the same kind shipping with powerbooks?

    i'm tempted to spend $50 more for crucial or samsung rather than generic

    thanks

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