: Best place for iBook ram?


UnleashedLive
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Hey, I've done some searching on this. There are several places to get some but I'm not sure what's the best.

I'm looking for 512mb because 1gb is just too expensive right now. I was checking out http://www.canadaram.com/macram.html $100 for the 512mb.

Also I would like to pay via Paypal if possible.

CN
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:34 PM
How about local...www.shoprbc.com is where I buy all my RAM (they have a store in Ottawa)...no shipping charges and most of their prices are very good.

Great return policy too, if it doesn't work they just let you bring it back to exchange it for something that does work!

tikibangout
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:36 PM
Ooo no, don't get from that place, too expensive. Try http://www.crucial.com, they have 512MB for around $68 US dollars, so like $85 CAN.

UnleashedLive
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:40 PM
looking at the shoprbc, there prices seem good. The $70-80 range. Unfortunately there are no specs on the ram.

http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/product_details.php?pid=5326&cid=373
http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/product_details.php?pid=7768&cid=373

CN
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:44 PM
Yes, I usually figure out which stick of RAM I'm buying then check if they stock it...none of their product have much in the way of an advanced description.:confused:

Be sure to call first to see if they have whatever you decide on in stock, if not, they can order just about anything in in 1-2 days (at no extra cost to you).

UnleashedLive
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:45 PM
For the Kingston here's the description:

512MB 333MHz DDR Non-ECC CL2.5 SODIMM

I'm not sure what "Non-ECC CL2.5" is but I'm guessing it'd work on the new iBook. Newegg.com has this ram for $50US. hmmm.

CN
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Why not go with this:
http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/product_details.php?pid=7764&cid=373

Crucial 512MB PC3200 SODIMM Memory

The PC3200 will downclock to PC2700 (I think thats what iBooks are) and its good to buy the higher speed memory so then if you want to put it in another machine that supports PC3200 it will still take advantage of that extra speed. Good price too.

UnleashedLive
Aug 7th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Would you recommened the Crucial or Kingston?

CanadaRAM
Aug 8th, 2005, 01:40 AM
Hey, I've done some searching on this. There are several places to get some but I'm not sure what's the best.

I'm looking for 512mb because 1gb is just too expensive right now. I was checking out http://www.canadaram.com/macram.html $100 for the 512mb, but they charge $15 for shipping!!!!! I find this unbeleivable for a stick of ram.

Also I would like to pay via Paypal if possible.

Our shipping on RAM is $9.95, anywhere in Canada. And we take PayPal. I'd appreciate if you could edit your post to correct it, thanks.

Mods, normally I would not do any direct reference to my commercial site here, but I have to respond to an incorrect posting like this.

Thanks
Trevor

UnleashedLive
Aug 8th, 2005, 02:03 AM
Ok, my mistake I guess.

CN
Aug 8th, 2005, 06:31 PM
Crucial or Kingston are both good RAM companies...I would try the Crucial first (I think its slightly better than the ValueRAM...but they're generally pretty equal) and if for some reason your iBook doesn't like it just return it and give the Kingston a shot. I've never had any problems with Crucial though.

CanadaRAM
Aug 8th, 2005, 06:42 PM
The key to any Mac RAM purchase is to choose the modules that are tested and guaranteed compatible with your model Mac.

The Kingston ValueRAM and the PC generic Crucial mocules are not guaranteed Mac compatible, both companies have specific RAM modules that are - for the iBook G4 1.42 GHz 512, the KTA-PBG4333/512 in the case of Kingston, the CT464095 in the case of Crucial.

CN
Aug 8th, 2005, 06:48 PM
You can pay quite a bit more for the "Tested and Guaranteed Compatible" guarantee...I usually go with generic because its cheaper and I can return it if it doesn't work. It would be preferable to get the guaranteed RAM, but I think it was $30 more for a guaranteed 512mb stick where I was buying my RAM, so I just went generic...

mr.steevo
Aug 8th, 2005, 06:58 PM
Hi CanadaRam,

If the RAM works but is not guaranteed for the Mac does that mean there could be problems down the road?

Still haven't bought RAM.

s.