Jun 10th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Anyone have some tips/experience on where to buy either a 512 mb or 1 gb dimm in Toronto or online that will work well with a new PB and won't cost a fortune? I don't want to go bottom of the barrel and get something that will be problematic, but I also don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a RAM upgrade.
Jun 10th, 2005, 02:01 PM
Here's a place with good RAM prices in Toronto.
I haven't purchased RAM there yet myself, but I've heard good things about Kingmax. Perhaps others can comment? Good luck.
Jun 10th, 2005, 02:35 PM
I was considering purchasing from them, but I dont quite understand why some of the faster memory is cheaper. Will the powerbook be able to use the "Kingmax 1024MB PC4300 DDR2 533MHz SO-DIMM"? $158 is pretty damn good
Jun 10th, 2005, 02:50 PM
i have to say, i find the whole ram experience very confusing as well. i wish there was a simple section on apple about places to get ram. i would buy from an apple reseller (or store!) but it's way too expensive. how do they justify the massive rip off prices!
Jun 10th, 2005, 05:33 PM
but I dont quite understand why some of the faster memory is cheaper. Will the powerbook be able to use the "Kingmax 1024MB PC4300 DDR2 533MHz SO-DIMM"? $158 is pretty damn good
A. Memory prices fluctuate all the time and sometimes you have to look very carefully at the specs.
B. Check your PowerBook manual to see what it will accept or check online at Apple.com.
Alternatively, you can check various websites such as Crucial or DealRam in order to see what your system needs and, then, when you order make sure that the specs are perfectly in sync.
Jun 10th, 2005, 05:45 PM
I think some of the "over priced" RAM has various level warranties attached, plus possible names associated with them like very thing else. I think buying in person or from a website like Crucial etc. are both good as you can be almost positive that the ram is compatible with your system.
Plus you are buying PB ram which is different then the ram you would use in a tower and is hopefully made differently to handle being moved and in smaller spaces.
Jun 10th, 2005, 08:21 PM
You can zero in on your exact model and they have some RAM that is their own brand.
Watch for the courier fee and figure that into your price comparisons. They are out of the states, but delivery is fairly sudden - 24 - 48 hrs.