Ram Quality Question

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hello,



I want to buy my iBook a 512 meg chip. Some prices:



Small Dog: $179

Kensington: $450



Is this a YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR kind of purchase? Or are Kensington and Mac Zone (etc.) just charging more than double the price for the heck of it? I certainly would save up for the Kensington if I thought the Small Dog might make a mess of my beloved iBook.



Your opinions are welcomed

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    casecomcasecom Posts: 314member
    But a check over at <a href="http://www.ramseeker.com/ibook.shtml"; target="_blank">Ramseeker</a> shows most vendors are selling this module for $179 to about $220. Crucial.com is a quality vendor, and theirs is priced at about $215.



    So don't buy the Kensington. I've never bought from SmallDog, so I can't tell you whether their RAM is quality or not.



    Whatever you buy, make sure it has a lifetime warranty so you can send it back if it doesn't work.



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  • Reply 2 of 6
    Thanks, CaseCom: ramseeker.com is a very helpful site.



    Places like Mac Zone and Mac Warehouse were giving me prices in the $350 - $450 range. I guess they overcharge because they can.



    Glad I asked. I'll probably go with Crucial on your recommendation....



    --Dave
  • Reply 3 of 6
    ryukyuryukyu Posts: 448member
    You might want to check dealram.com as well.

    They list Micron memory for $205. It's the same as Crucial.



    [ 01-14-2002: Message edited by: ryukyu ]</p>
  • Reply 4 of 6
    ryukyuryukyu Posts: 448member
    [quote]Originally posted by ryukyu:

    <strong>You might want to check dealram.com as well.

    They list Micron memory for $205, including shipping. It's the same as Crucial.



    [ 01-14-2002: Message edited by: ryukyu ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 5 of 6
    I've heard Crucial is good too, but I've never bought from them.



    I use <a href="http://www.ramjet.com/"; target="_blank">RamJet</a>. I've bought lots and lots of ram from them before, and it's always worked great. I have read that they also have good tech support if problems arise.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    I like Crucial too. However, for a 512, you might not want to go with them. As I recall (off the top of my head here), the 512 mods Crucial sell have a CL of 2-2-3 (has to do with clock ratios and when data can be written/loaded). That's fine if all the ram in your computer is 2-2-3.



    But, if you have 2-2-2 ram, then installing a 2-2-3 makes all the ram run at 2-2-3 (slower). I think OWC sells 512 2-2-2 ram. They have a good reputation. Their website: <a href="http://www.macsales.com"; target="_blank">http://www.macsales.com</a>;
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