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well ive bought a 512mb to put in ibook, straight away it caused freezes and wouldnt load through boot up consistently, so took it back and got a replacement, bit better but after a couple of restarts same problem along with kernel panic.

phoned the store who said to try the hardware tester cd and put it through 3 or 4 runs, memory fine, took out memory and put the 128 stick back in and everythings fine.

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starting to wonder whether i have a friday afternoon ibook
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OS X is notoriously demanding on memory. RAM that is stable and functional under OS 9 may cause major headaches under X. My guess is that there is nothing wrong with your 'book. The dealer is probably stocking generic brand or cross-platform compatible memory. PCs, like OS 9, seem to be more tolerant of memory. Look for Mac-certified RAM.
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OS X is notoriously demanding on memory. RAM that is stable and functional under OS 9 may cause major headaches under X. My guess is that there is nothing wrong with your 'book. The dealer is probably stocking generic brand or cross-platform compatible memory. PCs, like OS 9, seem to be more tolerant of memory. Look for Mac-certified RAM.
Exactly. I only use RAM from vendors that test and guarantee it to work with Macs.

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PADAWAN, what vendor(s) do you recommend for purchasing RAM?
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Crucial is supposed to be good, or someone who sells kensington or infineon ram...
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I've been very happy with MacSolutions, and I also had had a good experience with Other World Computing.

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well the upshot was a faulty installation disk that reacted badly to my ram upgrade, the ram was by kingston, installed fresh osx and it works fine.
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