Acp-ep Ram

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aznfreak, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. aznfreak macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, I'm a first time poster but long time lurker. Anyways the other day I came across this deal for ACP-EP ram. I'm wondering if anyone has heard of this brand or has any idea about the reliability and/or compatibility with a MacBook.

    This isn't too bad for $160 cdn.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    There seems to be a lot wrong with that. First, MacBooks don't take 2 GB sticks. Second, the price seems waaayyy too low to actually be a 2 GB stick. Third, while the description describes it as a 200 pin SO-DIMM, the picture is clearly not...it's a 184 pin DIMM.
     
  3. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Wow that is a really great price.... Almost too great. I have never heard of them before, but since it is at buy.com I would go with it and see what happens. If it doesn't work you shouldn't have much of a problem returning it.

    The cheapest 2x1GB that is worth buying here in the US is ~$220. So that is a pretty good price... Definitely give it a try. Just pray it doesnt make your Mac blow up :eek:
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Ooh...my bad. I missed the reference to 2 x 1 GB sticks. I'm still awfully leery of it though.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's 2 x 1 GB in the listing. It's still a little low for 2 GB of RAM though.
     
  6. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Well according to the description it isnt a 2Gb stick. And it isnt a DIMM, but a So-DIMM. Lots of places don't use the actual product picture. He could always buy and see what happens. If it isnt what it says it is, he should have no problem returning it.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The description and picture on the Buy.com website are messed up.

    The RAM is being offered for about half price -- so either they are taking a bath on them or there is something wrong. You cannot get DDR2 SODIMMs wholesale from any manufacturer for anywhere near that price.

    Never heard of the brand before.
     
  8. aznfreak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your replies everyone.

    Yes the picture in the website is DIMM and not SODIMM, but that's not my main concern. What is my main concern is the "sketchy-ness" of this company and the price that they are offering 2x1GB of RAM. I found this deal on another forum and some of the people there have bought it for their MacBooks. I'll report back on any new findings.

    I was able to find the ACP-EP brand ram locally, at $165 cdn. If they offer a refund store policy, I will purchase it and see how it runs on the MacBook. Fingers crossed! :)
     
  9. aznfreak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems like the RAM is working fine, from what people on the forums are saying. I placed my order in yesterday. Hopefully it'll be here soon!
     

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