where can I buy Ram for an older mac?

#1
I think I'm gonna buy 2 gigs of ram for my iMac but I don't know where to buy it. It's not the newest model of iMac so they don't have the ram in the store. Where is a good place to buy a 2 gig stick of ram for an older mac?

thanks!
 
#3
also, how do I figure out what type of ram my computer has, so I know what type of ram to buy?
I bought RAM for my Mac Pro from OWC Computing. Their website is:
http://www.macsales.com/
There is a thorough form you need to fill out on their site so that they can match the exact type of RAM sticks to your iMac.
I found them to be fast, cheap & excellent in quality.

Other companies are Crucial, Memory X and Viking.
 
#4
Ok this is gonna sound dumb but check it out. I ordered ram from macsales.com, got it in the mail and everything was going good.

I watched the vid on macsales.com on how to put the ram in my iMac, it looked ez enough. I have a '07 aluminum iMac.

There is one little screw that you have to unscrew but I cannot get it open! I screwed it forever but it will just not open. The guy in the vid did this no problem. I think I might have stripped it out or something!?

What should I do?? Ugh I don't think I have apple care anymore. is that little screw like tough to open or what, any suggestions?
 
#5
There is one little screw that you have to unscrew but I cannot get it open! I screwed it forever but it will just not open. The guy in the vid did this no problem. I think I might have stripped it out or something!?

What should I do?? Ugh I don't think I have apple care anymore. is that little screw like tough to open or what, any suggestions?
UGH.
I am sorry to say, it probably IS stripped. :confused:
My 8 year old son has a hand-me-down Mac Mini and about a year ago I had bought more RAM to install on it and watched a vid on how to do so.
Well, those Mac Mini's are build like an intricate sandwich; components inter-lock on top of other components like a puzzle. :eeek:
Well, there was one screw that I could not budge. It just turned & turned. :brkwl:
I finally forced it out, (knowing it was a mistake,:smashscreen:) but for what this computer was to be used for, I just wanted to get the RAM inside it and move on.
After finally snapping the RAM into place, re-assembling all the layers and re-attaching the Airport antennae, I had ONE screw left over...:eeek:
The Mac-Mini works well 'most' of the time now. -Certainly fine for what my son uses it for (games, educational software and watching kid-vids on certain child-friendly websites,) but forcing anything with a computer is a recipe for problems later...
Are you near an Apple store? Perhaps an appointment with them might 'loosen that screw!'
 
#6
ha yea well I have a guy who fixes computers to come look at it today so hopefully he can get the ram in there ugh what a hassle the vid made it look ez
 
#7
The easiest way to figure this out is to look in the manual that came with your Mac.Every Computer ever made can benefit from a ram upgrade.Having enough memory is the very best upgrade you can provide and with today's prices especially you should.
 
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