1895 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2006 12:51 AM by blamb327
Resonable people likely will disagree on which brand is best, but I think you'll find a substantial number of people on the iMac forum who like Crucial, myself included. I've used Crucial memory on both PCs and Macs, and have a 1GB module in my new iMac Core Duo, and a 512MB module in my eMac. I have never had a moment's trouble with any memory module from Crucial (but if I did, Crucial memory has a lifetime warranty).
You can find Crucial memory here:
The other popular place for memory is Other World Computing.
Anyone heard or used Patriot Memory? I was at the IT Show in Singapore recently and they sell 1GB for Intel iMac for S$165 only! It says it's made in the USA.
Link - http://www.patriotmem.com/
Should I get one? It states that it's Apple compatible.
Intel iMac 20" Mac OS X (10.4.5)
I have a Imac G3 350mhz desktop crt model
I want to upgrade the memory and put a clock battery in at the same time as the time erases when I turn off the computer.
I know I can upgrade to 256 mb. What kind of memory do I use and where can I get it?
Also, the clock battery is 3.6v lithium, but cannot find the number so I can buy one.
Email me at email@example.com
Thanks Bob in the Hills of Vermont
Before you get too far down the upgrade road, be sure your firmware is up to date. Here's a cautionary thread:
A good link to memory was provided by NH Sullivan.
This Apple page:
shows that 256MB memory will fit into each of the two slots (however, from experience almost everyone is aware that 512MB will go into each slot, and that two of those will operate nicely together)
Some further spec information about your particular iMac can be found at (not part of the Apple website):
and also at:
Battery part number is 922-4028 according to this Apple article:
In the past they've always seemed to be available at Radio Shack, at a rather steep price around $12 or so. Available for less at a couple of eBay sellers - I buy from "ronaldo101" and get fast service.
Your will find quicker answers to your questions (many of which have probably already been asked and answered) about a slot loading iMac G3 at this other Apple discussion board:
In addition, the appropriate Apple Support area for your particular machine is here:
Have fun, and good luck!
A how-to article I book-marked a couple of years ago:
I have bought brand name OEM (Apple) RAM and generic RAM. In my new Core Duo, I went with the more affordable generic ram. I got mine from OWC (Other World Computing). OWC is a fairly reputable online retailer. You can order their products by going to www.macsales.com. So far, the RAM has worked very nicely. They also offer a lifetime guarantee on their RAM, whereas Apple only offers a one year warranty.
The choice is yours, however I would go with OWC.
17" iMac Intel Core Duo Mac OS X (10.4.5) 1.5 gb RAM