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We make it easy: Give us the model of your computer (or server), and the memory or storage upgrade you desire.

We will give you the best choices based on your requirements and value - backed with the industry's best warranty.

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CanadaRAM is an authorized dealer for OWC, Kingston and many other brands, your products will ship from Canada and your warranty is handled from Canada, you won't need to deal with border charges or international return issues.

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All delivery estimates are subject to courier performance, subject to weather conditions and are for in-stock items only. Orders received after 1 PM or on weekends will ship out the next business day (in-stock goods only). Not-in-stock items shipping time starts when items arrive in stock. FedEx Overnight service is 1-2 business days to most urban areas for in-stock only. Delivery service Monday - Friday excluding holidays. Shipping policies US Customers: Certified brand RAM US orders are shipped from NH, no Canadian taxes. Email or call first, you cannot use the shopping cart.

Please Add your products to the shopping cart in order to view shipping price estimates based on your postal code and items purchased. For special orders, Corporate, Government or Institutional volume purchases, Interac or cheque payment, items that don't have pricing or ADD buttons, and special shipping arrrangements including delivery deadlines - please email us to order. Terms & conditions of sale. Availability and price can change without notice. Email for up to date prices.

Need onsite service or consulting? Here are some Canadian IT support companies and consultants that we have done business with. Contact them and check whether they are the right fit for your requirements.

MacPro, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, Power Macintosh G5 & Dual-core G5, G4, G3, Aluminum & Titanium PowerBook G4, iBook eMac, Xserve, Memory and hard drive / SSD storage

PC RAM - Intel/AMD Desktop - Laptop
Desktops & Servers: Abit, Acer Altos, Aspire, Extensa, Power, Veriton Asus, Dell Dimension, Optiplex, Precision Workstation, Vostro, Wyse, Studio, PowerVault, PowerEdge XPS, EMachines, Gateway Media Center, Profile, FX, GZ, S, SX, ZX , Gigabyte, Hewlett-Packard Compaq All-in-One, Elite. Business Desktop, Deskpro, Envy, HDX, Omen, Omni. Pavilion, Phoenix, Presario, Spectre, Workstation, IBM Lenovo Aptiva, NetVista Intellistation. Thinkstation, Thinkserver, ThinkCenter, MSI, Shuttle, Sony, Touch, Cisco router memory, many more

Notebooks & Laptops:
Armada, Presario, Chromebook, Dell Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, Studio, Eurocom, Fujitsu Lifebook, HP Business Notebook, Envy, Elite, OmniBook, Pavilion, Sceptre Touchsmart, ZBook, IBM, Lenovo Thinkpad, Edge, Essential Flex, G Series, Ideapad, Omen, Yoga, Twist, Panasonic Toughbook, Let's Note, Toshiba Satellite, Dynabook, Libretto, Portege, Tecra, Qosmio, MSI Notebook, NEC Versa, LaVie, Mate, Sony Vaio, Flip, Vaio Pro, many others

Digital Flash memory cards for smartphones and cameras
CF Cards, CFast, MultiMedia Cards (MMC & RMMC) Secure Digital (SD, SDHC, SDXC), MiniSD, MicroSD, XQD, MemoryStick,Duo, Pro, MagicGate, XD Picture card, ATA Flash, USB Card readers. For Apple, Agfa, Canon, Casio, Epson, Fuji, GoPro. H-P, Huawei, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Ricoh, Samsung, Sony, other brands.

MusicalInstrument Sampler RAM
Akai, E-Mu, Fostex, Kurzweil, Roland, Yamaha memory upgrades

Batteries & Power
Notebook & laptop batteries, AC adaptors, Motherboard CMOS & PRAM lithium batteries,

RAM module types: DDR DIMMs and SODIMMs, DDR2, DDR3, DDR4, FB-DIMMs, RAMBus RIMMs, SDRAM PC133, PC100, PC66, Flash

Laser Printer Memory
Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox/Tektronix, Okidata, Canon, Samsung, Brother printers

DDR5 Desktop memory for Alder Lake / Z690 motherboards

How do I find the make and model of my machine?

How do I find how much RAM my machine has now?

We offer XpressPost for 1-6 day delivery ($18.50 for under 200g). Expedited Post 2-9 days ($10.50 BC, $14.50 Canadawide under 200g) is available on request, may require pickup at your local postal outlet with ID. For fastest shipping choose Fedex or contact us first for arrangements.

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First thing before ordering memory or drives, is to identify exactly which computer make and model you have.

Q: How do I find my machine's Make and Model?

Once you have the make and model, either look it up you brand under the MEMORY menu or the SERVER RAM menu at upper left, or email us at CanadaRAM for an expert recommendation for RAM upgrades and SSD drives.

Note: Even with the make and model, it is often useful to take a photo of the memory from your machine, as a model of machine might have multiple RAM options, and it is important to match new RAM to the existing.

A: For PC's and Laptops

Depending on your machine, you may be able to find the make and model information from the label on the back panel, side panel or bottom of the machine, or sometimes inside the battery compartment of a laptop. If this label is not legible, then you can use some software to identify the machine.

The free utilities Speccy from Piriform or CPU-Z from CPU-ID will give you a report of the motherboard, including the amount and speed of the memory installed.

Or you can open the command prompt by running cmd, opening the Command prompt from Start: Windows System: Command Prompt, or searching for Command Prompt with the search box beside the Start Menu

Once you have the Command Prompt (>) open type the following (without the quotation marks)

“wmic csproduct get name”

and hit Enter. The Result will be something like

>HP ProBook 450 G6

wmic command prompt

A: For unbranded parts-built machines, whitebox machines and boutique brands, the Motherboard make and model is what we need to identify

If the machine doesnt have a major brand make and model, then the motherboard is the identifying part that will determine the RAM needed. You can often read the motherboard make and model of a desktop machine by shutting it down, opening the case, and reading the silkscreened lettering on the face of the motherboard. The model is usually the largest letters.

Or if you don't want to open the machine, usually Speccy or CPU-Z will report the motherboard make and model. Again, we will want to know the speed and capacity of the currently installed RAM.

For unbranded laptop machines, this can be more difficult, we may need to see a photo of the existing RAM as well as the Speccy or CPU-Z data if the model information is not available

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A: For Macintoshes, it is a bit different.

Apple doesn't have a label with model identification on the machine. You can get information about the machine by going to the Apple menu and choosing "About this Macintosh..." The first screen will give you the model and the year, the CPU type, plus the amount and speed of the memory installed. If you select the "System Report" or "More Information..." button under the Hardware tab you can find the machine's MacintoshID number, such as iMac17,1 or MacBookPro9,2 and under Memory Tab the actual sizes of the RAM modules installed

The MacintoshID number is usually definitive for identifying the hardware of the machine and its expandability. Once in a while we will also need the CPU type as it makes a difference in a couple of machines.

About This Mac Memory\

Mac sys info

Keep in mind that the year of the machine is not the year you purchased it, it is the year that Apple released the model. There can be differences between Early-, Mid- and Late- models of a given year, and differences between screen sizes in a given year, so the definitive is the MacintoshID plus the model and year.

Note that the A#### number printed in tiny type on the bottom of a MacBook / Air / Pro laptop is a chassis number and is not definitive for the motherboard and RAM contained in the machine. If you are ordering a battery however, the A#### that is printed on the battery itself is good information.

A: For Dell machines,

Each Dell machine has a Service Tag, which can be looked up here on Dell's Support site. This should get you to a page where you can look up the model number of the machine, the original configuration of the machine as manufactured, and also access user manuals.

Usually Speccy or CPU-Z will report the type and size of RAM currently installed.

A: For Lenovo machines

Sometimes the model name is enough (Thinkpad 560p) but sometimes you need more specific information. There is a Type number on all Lenovos in the form of a number and a character extension 1234-ABC or 2 numbers followed by an alphanumeric string 20AAAAAA##

Or you can use the Lenovo Vantage software program to look up the model and serial or use Speccy or CPU-Z

A: For Servers and workstations of any brand,

A given model of machine can have multiple different configurations and processors, so sometimes the model number alone isn't enough. In these cases it is best to refer to the original purchase documentation, or to get a report from Speccy or CPU-Z in additional to make and model. We will want to know the speed of the RAM currently installed and whether it is ECC Unbuffered, ECC Registered, or Load Reduced (as these types cannot be mixed). As well, the model of CPU it has, and whether there is one or two CPUs installed, can be significant.

A: For Sony and Toshiba laptops

There are often two model numbers for each machine, please give us all the numbers you can find so they can be looked up.


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