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In article <270620032237285856%starsky.net>, Davoud <starsky.net> wrote: > OK, so I *might* buy a Dual 2000 (even though I have sworn I would > never own anything but PowerBooks). But where do I get my RAM? Apple's > specs say that it has eight RAM slots that can take (inter alia) 1GB > DIMM's in pairs for up to 8GB total. But all I find when searching for > 1GB of PC3200 DDR SDRAM are pairs of 512MB DIMM's. Eight pairs 512MB > each fills all slots but = "only" 4GB of RAM. Does Apple have a > monopoly on the ...

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    In article <270620032237285856%starsky.net>, Davoud <starsky.net>
    wrote:
    > OK, so I *might* buy a Dual 2000 (even though I have sworn I would
    > never own anything but PowerBooks). But where do I get my RAM? Apple's
    > specs say that it has eight RAM slots that can take (inter alia) 1GB
    > DIMM's in pairs for up to 8GB total. But all I find when searching for
    > 1GB of PC3200 DDR SDRAM are pairs of 512MB DIMM's. Eight pairs 512MB
    > each fills all slots but = "only" 4GB of RAM. Does Apple have a
    > monopoly on the 1GB DIMM's? I hope not, because their price for 8GB is
    > $3,750! (Of course, I remember when $3,750 would just about buy 64MB!)
    >
    > Davoud
    Check <dealram.com> as a starting point.

    If you are not happy with the dealram info, then get info like the
    PC3200 or whatever spec info, and do a Google search to find other
    sources.

    And there are other sites that also track RAM prices.

    Bob Harris
    Bob Harris Guest

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    Bob Harris <harriszk3.dec.com> writes:
    >
    > Check <dealram.com> as a starting point.
    They don't offer PC3200 in 1G sizes either.

    So far, my experience matches Davoud's - if you need PC2700 or PC3200,
    the biggest you can buy is matched pairs of 512M. None of the major
    manufacturers' web sites that I've visited (Crucial, Corsair, GeIL
    Kingston, OCZ, Samsung, SimpleTech) even list such products as existing.

    I'm actually rather curious where Apple is getting their DIMMs from
    if they are actually able to sell a system with matched pairs of 1G
    modules.

    So far, I can't find 1G modules for anything faster than PC2700 from
    any source for any price.

    -- David
    David C. Guest

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    In article <m21xxeonxf.fsfqqqq.invalid>, [email]shaminotechie.com[/email] (David C.)
    wrote:
    > Bob Harris <harriszk3.dec.com> writes:
    > >
    > > Check <dealram.com> as a starting point.
    >
    > They don't offer PC3200 in 1G sizes either.
    >
    > So far, my experience matches Davoud's - if you need PC2700 or PC3200,
    > the biggest you can buy is matched pairs of 512M. None of the major
    > manufacturers' web sites that I've visited (Crucial, Corsair, GeIL
    > Kingston, OCZ, Samsung, SimpleTech) even list such products as existing.
    Right - my guess is that Apple doesn't have any either. Fortunately,
    they don't need them for another eight weeks or so. I imagine they are
    known to be in the pipeline, and you'll see them available from the
    major manufacturers at around the same time. Don't worry about it.

    KeS
    Kevin Stevens Guest

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    In article <270620032237285856%starsky.net>, Davoud <starsky.net>
    wrote:
    > Does Apple have a
    > monopoly on the 1GB DIMM's?
    My favorite memory place is <http://www.datamem.com>, they list 1GB
    Dimms, the price for them is "Call".

    I would not buy any G5 memory any sooner than you can possibly manage,
    like wait till its at least in transit or in your hands before buying.
    The prices are likely to start off very steep and then drop
    precipitously. The longer you can hold off buying the better you'll be.

    --
    Barry
    [email]Barrynetbox.com[/email] <http://www.netbox.com/barry>
    ------
    (I should put something down here).
    Barry Twycross Guest

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    In article <4jivs-aol1.ln1pursued-with.net>, Kevin Stevens
    <Kevin_StevensHotmail.com> wrote:
    > Right - my guess is that Apple doesn't have any either. Fortunately,
    > they don't need them for another eight weeks or so. I imagine they are
    > known to be in the pipeline, and you'll see them available from the
    > major manufacturers at around the same time. Don't worry about it.
    >
    > KeS
    The G5 I looked at (WWDC) had 2 gigs of RAM in it, all 256 and 512s
    Ron Colvin Guest

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    David Magda <dmagda+trace030624ee.ryerson.ca> writes:
    > Davoud <starsky.net> writes:
    > [...]
    > > each fills all slots but = "only" 4GB of RAM. Does Apple have a
    > > monopoly on the 1GB DIMM's? I hope not, because their price for 8GB
    > > is $3,750! (Of course, I remember when $3,750 would just about buy
    > [...]
    >
    > Kingston has a "1GB Kit 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM 3-3-3": part number
    > KVR400X64C3AK2/1G. It's US$224.
    Look more closely. It's not a single DIMM. It's a matched pair of
    512M DIMMs.

    [url]http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/PartsInfo.asp?ktcpartno=KVR400X64C3AK2/1G[/url]

    Note the "Pieces/Unit" line in the description.
    > (The life time warranty is very helpful since Suns tend to run for a
    > long time (except the Ultra 5 and 10s); we had a couple of 7+ year
    > LXs that just wouldn't die (make great FTP & news servers)).
    Most Suns are virtually eternal. I'm still running a SPARCstation 2
    at work. Aside from the need to replace the NVRAM chip (due to a dead
    battery) it's been working great ever since it was new. It will even
    run Solaris 2.6 if you give it 64M of RAM and a big enough hard drive
    (the 500M drive that it comes with isn't big enough.)

    Come to think about it, Macs are very similar. My SE still runs great
    with System 7.5.5, although most apps have a hard time fitting into 4M
    of RAM. My Quadra 840av also works great, running System 8.1 and is
    still capable of running a LOT of useful apps. I expect similar
    longevity from my G4 system.

    -- David
    David C. Guest

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    In article <m2znk2qd02.fsfqqqq.invalid>, [email]shaminotechie.com[/email] (David C.)
    wrote:
    > David Magda <dmagda+trace030624ee.ryerson.ca> writes:
    >
    > > Davoud <starsky.net> writes:
    > > [...]
    > > > each fills all slots but = "only" 4GB of RAM. Does Apple have a
    > > > monopoly on the 1GB DIMM's? I hope not, because their price for 8GB
    > > > is $3,750! (Of course, I remember when $3,750 would just about buy
    > > [...]
    > >
    > > Kingston has a "1GB Kit 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM 3-3-3": part number
    > > KVR400X64C3AK2/1G. It's US$224.
    >
    > Look more closely. It's not a single DIMM. It's a matched pair of
    > 512M DIMMs.
    >
    > [url]http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/PartsInfo.asp?ktcpartno=KVR400X64[/url]
    > C3AK2/1G
    >
    > Note the "Pieces/Unit" line in the description.
    >
    > > (The life time warranty is very helpful since Suns tend to run for a
    > > long time (except the Ultra 5 and 10s); we had a couple of 7+ year
    > > LXs that just wouldn't die (make great FTP & news servers)).
    >
    > Most Suns are virtually eternal. I'm still running a SPARCstation 2
    > at work. Aside from the need to replace the NVRAM chip (due to a dead
    > battery) it's been working great ever since it was new. It will even
    > run Solaris 2.6 if you give it 64M of RAM and a big enough hard drive
    > (the 500M drive that it comes with isn't big enough.)
    >
    > Come to think about it, Macs are very similar. My SE still runs great
    > with System 7.5.5, although most apps have a hard time fitting into 4M
    > of RAM. My Quadra 840av also works great, running System 8.1 and is
    > still capable of running a LOT of useful apps. I expect similar
    > longevity from my G4 system.
    >
    > -- David
    Over the years and several Apple Macs I've had one hard drive (Rodime)
    fail and one Pro mouse (broken wire). That's it for Apple Mac failures,
    1988-present, and I got a lot of on time on all the boxes.

    The PowerCenter Pro 180, (clone) had a processor board go bad and I
    installed an upgrade board, it's still running today.
    Dale J.

    --
    Dale J.
    Bloomington, Minnesota

    E-mail: [email]dalej2mac.com[/email]
    dj Guest

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    Davoud:
    > > Does Apple have a monopoly on the 1GB DIMM's?
    Barry Twycross:
    > My favorite memory place is <http://www.datamem.com>, they list 1GB
    > Dimms, the price for them is "Call".
    >
    > I would not buy any G5 memory any sooner than you can possibly manage,
    > like wait till its at least in transit or in your hands before buying.
    > The prices are likely to start off very steep and then drop
    > precipitously. The longer you can hold off buying the better you'll be.
    *****

    Thank you. In my specially configured newsreader this had "Good advice"
    written all over it.

    Davoud

    --
    usenet *at* davidillig dawt com
    Davoud Guest

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