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  1. #1

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    Aug 02, 2007
    Ram from third party for mac
    I want to buy a stock Mac and install the ram myself, but I have no clue what type of ram to buy. The store I would be purchasing it from sells 4 gb kits from crucial (2 2gb modules) for $699 cad. I called a computer store that dealt primarily with pcs and the guy said he sold a 4 gb kit (2 2bg modules) of kingston for $499. I asked him if it was the fastest ram available for a mac and he said he thought so. My main questions are will ram purchased through a third party be as high quality as apple offers, what type of ram do they use, and what is the best brand of ram to buy.

    I hear that Corsair and Crucial make good ram, but I have no idea.

    Thanks again.

  2. #2

    mike_r's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 27, 2007
    Queens, New York
    Macbook Pro 2.16/2G/120/128VRAM
    I would check out this site also known as Other World Computing. When i got my mac 2 months ago thats who I purchased my other 1 gig stick from. The have there own brand and a few others, I think i purchased the micron and have had no problems with it.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 14, 2007
    I bought extra ram for my iMac from too. its perfect and its much cheaper than buying it from apple. i got 3 gb for around 200,-
    iMac 2.16ghz, 3gb, 250gb HD, 24 inch screen

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    chrisgrieve's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 11, 2007
    iBook 12" G4 (tiger) 24" iMac 2.4Ghz, 1Gb Ram, 320Gb Hard Drive, (leopard)
    check out much cheaper option than buying from apple.

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