What is "EconoRam"

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  1. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking around for a great deal on Macbook Ram and I see that Datamem has a 2 GB kit for $164 but it is labeled as EconoRam. After a quick unconclusive search on Google I think econoram is slower than the normal Ram which costs about $210 I believe. But what exactly is Econoram?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Basically, you can save a few bucks by going with a one-year warranty instead of the lifetime warranty and are willing to trust RAM that hasn't been tested quite as thoroughly as their full-priced offerings.
     
  3. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    Overpriced memory.

    EconoRam is equivelent to Value Ram. Which consist of whatever chips are cheapest at the time. In most cases it is slower than the non-Value line. That is not guaranteed though.

    I believe the DataMem Econo ram has a 1 year warranty. Which, for the price is a rip considering other rams can be had for about the same price and sometimes less, and they include a lifetime warranty.

    You will more than likely get the "guaranteed compatibility" argument. But, seriously...
     
  4. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

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    I bought 1GB with 1 year warranty from DataMem for my iMac G5 a week ago and works perfect.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Which is not worth the small price difference in my opinion. I think that it is wise to avoid value/EconoRam if at all possible. :eek: :)
     
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    I bought a 2GB kit from datamem.com and it is flawless.

    I guess I got what I paid for?
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Not always...when compared to places like OWC and DMS, you don't get what you pay for if you buy RAM from Apple.

    That said, I too avoid EconoRAM...it's only a few bucks more for their higher-quality stuff with the full warranty, so I go with that for peace of mind.
     
  9. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    From apple: iMac 2 gigs = 600$ :eek:
    You can find some gook prices at newegg...
     
  10. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    I just order from Crucial. I'll pay a bit more for the guarantee and warrantee...
     
  11. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys really care for a lifetime warranty?

    I mean, for how long are you gonna use the computer before you buy a new one? 3 years? 5 at the most?
     
  12. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    I got a gig stick of ram from newegg that came w/ a lifetime warranty for 70 bucks... Works fine in my iMac, noticably faster loading in oblivion :cool:
     
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    Basically the memory with longer warranties usually has better odds of being flawless. However, any memory has some chance of being bad; even the most expensive stuff. Regardless of what memory you buy, always test it immediately after installing. You can't just rely on the fact that the machine doesn't crash -- it could also be corrupting data without causing crashes.
     
  14. BAspecialCake macrumors member

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    I truly believe you get what you pay for...

    Why risk it? Buy the good stuff.
     

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