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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Try checking the Upgrades forum...

I know coast memory is selling 1GB modules for $185.
http://www.18004memory.com/category.asp?catid=9&subcatid=912

But, if you look at PowerMac G5 memory you can find a PC3200/400MHZ/CL3 1GB for $6 less (PC3200/400mhz/CL3 is what the Mini's are shipping with even though the specs say PC2700/333mhz). I ordered this one and will install it when my Mini gets here this week.

http://www.18004memory.com/cart/addcart.asp?itemID=502403&itemTYPE=cat


FYI, the PowerMac G5 Memory above (2nd URL) works great! I've had no issues w/ it in my Mini.

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That's not a bad price. What brand is it? Is it like private label?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's called VDATA. It has a lifetime warranty.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crucial has a coupon for 4% off for Macworld readers. I guess it will work for everyone.

Type: MWPROMO during checkout.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject: around Indianapolis anyone? Reply with quote

As my brother in law lives in Indianapolis and I might visit the USA this summer, it might be an good idea, to buy the memory in the same city, where I plan to buy my Macmini.(can try it out, while I'm over there) I know BestBuy, CircuitCity, CompUSA and such, but which will probably have the best deal Question
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently purchased the PQI MD441GUOE 1GB ram from newegg.

Documented to work well with the Mac Mini and is currently selling for only $149!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I recently purchased the PQI MD441GUOE 1GB ram from newegg.

Documented to work well with the Mac Mini and is currently selling for only $149!


Good price indeed. is Newegg only an online store?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good price indeed. is Newegg only an online store?

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• Does Newegg.com have a walk-in store or will call facility where I can physically pick-up my merchandise?
We do not have a store or will call facility. All orders are placed on-line and shipped via FedEx, or in the case of military bases, via APO U.S. Postal Service, no exceptions. At this time, we have several warehouses in different locations that items ship from. We would not be able to service customers in person.

I've been buying from them for several years now and have never had an issue. My online PC parts purchases have typically been split between NewEgg, MWave, and Krex. Krex sells x86 CPU's at cost (or at least they used to) and rely on the related sales to make a profilt. I like them more because they are in Illnois (and I'm in southern Wisconsin), so I typically get overnight delivery via UPS ground and don't pay sales tax. Smile Wish Newegg would move to Illinois!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I personnally went for a MAC tested RAM on www.macsale.com
I bought the 1GB RAM at $189 plus world-wide delivery for $21.
As the $ is pretty low compared to uk £ I had it for £114 total on my card. Much cheaper than the £220 1 GB upgrade from Apple...

I installed it on the Mac mini and it is working great.

Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

akeros wrote:
I personnally went for a MAC tested RAM on www.macsale.com
I bought the 1GB RAM at $189 plus world-wide delivery for $21.
As the $ is pretty low compared to uk £ I had it for £114 total on my card. Much cheaper than the £220 1 GB upgrade from Apple...

How long have you had your mini? (and what are you using for a a display?)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another vote for the PQI 1GB PC3200 ram from new egg. shipped monday and came today put it in when i got home from work. works great no problems so far. all my cpu and memory #'s increased on xbench over the stock 256mb stick. cracking the case open for the first time sure is not for the faint of heart Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

driver60 wrote:
another vote for the PQI 1GB PC3200 ram from new egg. shipped monday and came today put it in when i got home from work. works great no problems so far. all my cpu and memory #'s increased on xbench over the stock 256mb stick. cracking the case open for the first time sure is not for the faint of heart Shocked

My ram is sitting here, waiting on my mini to arrive. (on or before March 8th...<Sigh>)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:

How long have you had your mini? (and what are you using for a a display?)


I had my mini on the 21/01/05 so that's a little bit more than a month.
I use a Video7 19" LCD display. Quite cheap and good enough for me Smile
No problem of dim VGA if that's what you're looking for.
I run iTunes almost all the time when the Mac is on and I am using iMovie with videos. I even tried a couple of small conversions with ffmpeg to try this h.264 thing and managed to get the fan running lol. No memory problem.

Actually, I read there is a tool to stress test the mac, which tool is it? Is it included in the OS X? I'd like to try out my configuration (my memory really..)
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