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Best 1gb stick of ram for your mini?
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Which brand?
Kingston ValueRAM
11%
 11%  [ 1 ]
PQI Power Series
33%
 33%  [ 3 ]
Wintec
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Samsung
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Crucial
55%
 55%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Best 1gb stick of ram for your mini? Reply with quote

Hi, i've been reading the forum for the past few days, especially the posts on ram upgrades. Reading through I've noticed that some people have reported problems with the kingston, as well as the PQI (that name could be way off). At the same time i've read about people having a great experience with both of those brands. Not sure if it matters, but i've got the 1.25 gtz mini now with 512 MB of Apple's ram. I'd like to know everyone's thoughts on which is the best ram for your buck.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is Kingston, and I've never had even the slightest hiccup.

Cost me $89 after a $30 rebate at Best Buy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RogerC wrote:
Mine is Kingston, and I've never had even the slightest hiccup.

Cost me $89 after a $30 rebate at Best Buy.


Is yours Kingston ValueRam? I found a good deal on that at a store locally.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is.

Lifetime warranty.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm lifetime warranty is always a plus... still are there any other suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd vote for Crucial even though their prices are expensive. Their 1GB sticks cost between $100-$120.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I'd vote for Crucial even though their prices are expensive. Their 1GB sticks cost between $100-$120.


Is that what you are using? Crucial was actually what i was leaning towards originally, but i'd like to know that you have been using it for some time without problems etc. before i make my purchase.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevnin wrote:
hmm lifetime warranty is always a plus... still are there any other suggestions?

This seems to be the best deal going at newegg right now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Crucial 1GB stick. I was going to buy the PQI stick, but changed my mind at the last minute. I've had Crucial sticks in a few of my systems over the years, and never had a failure or problem. The best thing about Crucial is you know they will be here in 5-10 years because Micron is a huge company. That's not to say the PQI stick is bad. A lot of people here are using them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
This seems to be the best deal going at newegg right now.


I don't generally trust companies i've never heard of. Plus, again, i'd much rather have someone tell me that they're using that stick without problems.

devo wrote:
I have a Crucial 1GB stick... The best thing about Crucial is you know they will be here in 5-10 years because Micron is a huge company.

Exactly what I wanted to hear. I'm still open to other options though if anyone else has feedback
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141198

There are 45 reviews and a lot from mini owners. I am using this in my mini right now. It's very stable and i have had absolutly no problems. Newegg is fast and has very good customer service.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK because I've always been a bit indecisive when it comes to buying computer parts, I put up a poll to hopefully seal the deal for me. Please vote and post your comments if you havent already.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my family's PC (which is from 99'), we have a 256mb stick from crucial memory, it was 128 originally but we changed it maybe 2 years ago. And it seems to work well, I don't know about their 1gb's but everyone seems to like them, i say go crucial.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PQI, Mushkin, Kingston, and Crucial are all good names. I wouldn't waste a lot of time thinking about it because Memory prices are about to go up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

argh. i was afraid you'd say that memory prices are about to go up... just wondering, what makes you say that? the fact that the longhorn beta is being released on the 3rd?
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