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kmanz
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2005-02-28, 21:13

I have a Power Mac G5 and I need to upgrade the memory. I am looking for 1 GB of Memory. I have surfed various sites and was wondering if anyone knows which of the below sites is probably the best for the money to buy from...The ones I have scouted out are:


Memory Solutions Price 122.00
OtherWorld Computing Price 139.99
TransIntl Price 159.99
MacSolutions Price 162.00
RamJet Price 199.99


Thanks in advance for any advice!!
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Luca
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2005-02-28, 21:44

I've always had good luck with OtherWorldComputing. It's a pretty good price, too.
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holbox
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2005-02-28, 22:25

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Originally Posted by kmanz
I have a Power Mac G5 and I need to upgrade the memory. I am looking for 1 GB of Memory. I have surfed various sites and was wondering if anyone knows which of the below sites is probably the best for the money to buy from...The ones I have scouted out are:


Memory Solutions Price 122.00
OtherWorld Computing Price 139.99
TransIntl Price 159.99
MacSolutions Price 162.00
RamJet Price 199.99


Thanks in advance for any advice!!

I bought a few GB from crucial.com . They been running full pages in MacWorld Mag. and I thought their price was right in there. The memory works fine in my Power Mac Dual G5 too!
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Luca
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2005-02-28, 22:39

Crucial is definitely good but they tend to be quite expensive. Not as expensive as Apple of course, but you can still save a lot of money and get good RAM if you go to OWC.
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kmanz
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2005-03-01, 02:42

Thanks a lot!!! I think I am going to call OWC Tomorrow!
Thanks Again
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Moogs
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2005-03-01, 09:50

Crucial.com offers the best value for the money IMHO. I started using their chips about three years ago and haven't used anything else since. Highest quality modules, usually the lowest or close to the lowest pricing. Free FedEx, friendly customer service people.

I don't even look at other retailers.

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Luca
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2005-03-01, 10:08

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I don't even look at other retailers.
Which must be the reason why you think they have the lowest or close to the lowest prices.

I'm not saying Crucial is bad at all. They rock and the quality and customer service is very high. However, 1 GB modules from them are significantly more expensive than from other places. It's $190 from OWC and $250 from Crucial. Get a cheap one from NewEgg and it's $150, but I've stopped recommending NewEgg for Mac RAM since Macs tend to be a bit picky and the cheap stuff from there isn't always compatible.

Actually... hold the phone. I just found that NewEgg sells Samsung RAM (same brand Apple uses). Look here. $188 for a 1 GB Samsung module. They also sell Crucial RAM for a little under Crucial's own web price.
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MCQ
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2005-03-01, 11:33

Kind of an odd article that Anandtech just posted today. It's the most questionable article Anand's made so far, IMO - especially considering he listed 2x512 Crucial for the PM to be $278, when it's clearly available via Crucial.com's configurator at $72 a stick for a total of $144... but here's another one for memory pricing. I think all the modules listed have been tested in a PMG5.

http://anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2359&p=4

Given that it appears the Crucial ram is only $72/stick for 512, I'd suggest buying a pair for $144. Seems like the safe choice in this case.

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holbox
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2005-03-26, 21:48

Actually, I should have said that I purchased 4 each 512 MB chips from
Crucial for my Dual G-5.
Anyway they work fine and their price was right!
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guasmoa
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2005-03-30, 00:09

I took advantage of this two day newegg sale and ordered a gigabyte(512x2) of Kingmax RAM. My dual 1.8 ghz G5 is on the way. Whats the chances that my purchase was really stupid and the RAM is going to not work at all with the computer?
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Ebby
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2005-03-30, 01:04

I just got to throw this out. I used RamSeeker to check for prices and that lead me to 18004memory.com, which has 1GB for $90. That is where I bought my G5 memory and I never had a single problem with it.

Good luck with whatever you choose.

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Alexia
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2005-03-30, 04:11

http://www.newegg.com/ Basically a geek warehouse of low prices, same with http://www.zipzoomfly.com/

Is just me or did RAM price suddenly just drop in price significantly? I remember 512mbs RAM being $100. Not 1gb being $100.
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MCQ
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2005-03-30, 10:16

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http://www.newegg.com/ Basically a geek warehouse of low prices, same with http://www.zipzoomfly.com/

Is just me or did RAM price suddenly just drop in price significantly? I remember 512mbs RAM being $100. Not 1gb being $100.
RAM prices have tanked in the last quarter - I think due to too much supply but I can't find information to verify it. No specific signs of stopping completely yet, but this is a great time to buy if anyone is considering an upgrade.
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