I have ordered an imac. I will upgrade the memory. Looking at OWC a 2 gig stick is $259. on the Crucial site a 2 gig stick is $899. Can anyone explain the reason for such a big difference in price?
The apple store is $1200.
I believe you need two pne gig ram modules for an iMac. It has 512mg soldered in and two empty slots which can accomadate up to one gig ram each.
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I can't answer why there is such a discrepancy, but I can tell you that I just received 2 stick of 1GB each (for the previous iMac G5) and installed it and this think is now cruisin'
Got it from http://www.18004memory.com which I found through dealram.com I think. They have a good rating on resellerratings.com. The 2 sticks were $75 ea.
there really is no difference. since the OWC memory comes with a full replacement warranty it's a no brainer.
i've bought plenty of memory from OWC and never had any problems.
Running over 6 months, no issues. I am using DDR though as I've got one of the first iMacs last year.
As of the price, I believe it is just overpriced memory. You have money to buy Mac, you have money to pay for the memory. When I was looking for right chips, I was also offer a $1500+ Kingston super-duper solution, but no one could explain why I should be using these particular chips ("They are just much better!!!").
If it's an isight imac you'll be shelling out the bucks for a 2gig stick...i'd go with 1gig till the prices come down but that's me. If it's older you should be able to get two individual 1 gig sticks for around 60 or so each...
Be sure to check because I ordered the wrong darn memory and had to wait a week with my shiny iMac running with a lowly 512
I just received my new 20" iMac and a 2 gig chip from 8004memory (ram was $399) and popped that sucker in and am happy with the performance. And yes, the new iMacs only have one expansion slot.
Michel Corbin wrote:
I can't answer why there is such a discrepancy, but I can tell you
that I just received 2 stick of 1GB each (for the previous iMac G5)
and installed it and this think is now cruisin'
Got it from http://www.18004memory.com which I found through dealram.com I
think. They have a good rating on resellerratings.com. The 2 sticks
were $75 ea.
I clicked on your site but the Ram selections are so numerous it's hard to know where to start. How did you find your $75 ram?
Deecy, I have to say I am not completely sure that I went through dealram.com. I checked out a few shopping sites similar to that one, looked for name brand RAM that was compatible with my system, then checked the retailer on retailerratings.com. Actually now that I think of it, it was on the Apple support discussion page for the G5 that I saw the links. One was for dealram.com and the other ramseeker.com. Good luck.
Thanks for the resposnes.
i ordered the 2 gig from OWC. According to them many sites are grossly overpriced. OWC guarantees the chips and they exceed the imac spec.
The imac and the memory will arrive tomorrow.
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