CENTON - PC133 . . . Best Buy? . . .

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. . . or return it unopened?

512MB PC133 for $114.95?

Is it a good brand name and is it a decent price for a brick & mortar purchase? I'm not buying anything mail order for a while. Cost to me will only be about $55 as it's a replacement for the original 128MB DIMM I yanked to install in my brother's 32MB WinMilennium eMachine. I suspect he thought the disk access LED was a power indicator! HEH!

Target System: G4/466 Digital Audio

TIA for advice,
jt

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It should work. Apple switche

It should work. Apple switched over to PC memory a while back to make it easier for Mac owners to purchase memory. The item you mentioned is a no-name brand, but it should still work fine. I don't even know who makes some of the RAM in my laptop, but it seems to be working well.

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thx . . .

. . . that confirms what I'd gathered from the google hits. The only major complaints had to do with some difficulties mixing 256MB CENTON DIMMs with PC100 in older systems a few years back.

I was only concerned because I'd read an interesting thread recently about cheap memory sometimes being a problem with the "MDDs" (?) and wondered if I should stick with Kingston . . . and I couldn't find the thread to reread it . . .

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Re: thx . . .

jt wrote:

...The only major complaints had to do with some difficulties mixing 256MB CENTON DIMMs with PC100 in older systems a few years back....

Not all memory likes to be underclocked. Generally, the better-quality DIMMs can stand one bump down (PC100 to PC66, PC133 to PC100) but the generic RAM sometimes won't stand it.

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. . . and I was just getting used to the idea of having HDDs I couldn't back up to CD-R without using compression!

768MB of RAM! Shock

*faints*

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