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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bass108, Jan 12, 2008.
You didn't upgrade anything else?
I hope you didn't buy Apple RAM because OWC's is so much cheaper.
i can do it and its so important...sorry
not worth another headache
and with applecare i don't want to have to pull out the ram to get it serviced
2.8 with 8GB, airport, applecare, and 3 TB drives
Please tell me you are kidding? It is not a headache. If you are going to send it to AppleCare you should pull the extra RAM out from the 3rd party to make sure that isn't the problem anyway. Plus, you want to pull it out in the event Apple tries to send you a replacement.
I am sorry but buying RAM from Apple is absolutely foolish. 8GB would cost you ~$400 from a 3rd party. Plus, you would still have the stock 2GB, meaning you would have 10GB.
i'm a purist and this special apple heatsink sounds finicky if from 3rd party
obviously there are other that agree or i would have been getting my mac pro in 7-10 days
I wouldn't question the quality of OWC RAM and their product support around here.
The heatsink on the OWC RAM is exactly the same. It is by no means finicky from at least OWC. Heck you could pay more for the netlist certified RAM and still come out much cheaper. That heatsink is supposed to offer better cooling.
There are others who agree with you I am sure. But, stupidity in numbers is still stupidity. And paying $1500 for something that costs $400 is indeed stupid.
Not a big deal, as long as the RAM itself tests not to be defective Apple will not replace DIMMs on a logic board replacement but will just put in whatever RAM was on your old board be it Apple supplied or 3rd party.
Oh my God, no you didn't. If got the Ram somewhere else, that would be around 400 like Timestamp said, leaving you with an extra 1,100 to add some HD and the 8800GT. Damn man. Apple's probably laughing. lol
Are you saying Apple will replace 3rd party RAM. I don't think so.
Another point to consider is this. Lets say you get the Applecare. Thats 3 years. After 3 years, if some of your RAM kicks the bucket. Guess what, you won't be getting that replaced by Apple.
If you have 3rd party RAM, no problem. Lifetime warranty. Your RAM is covered forever, not 3 years as with Apple.
Yet another reason to save yourself $1100.
i thought about lifetime warranty
...i have never known someone to have faulty ram or it to go bad
i was also wondering how apple gets off chrarging 3 times instead of double for 16...makes sense for the 4GB sticks but the 2GB ones? its the same thing...
You're not the first person to ask about Apple's RAM prices. They seem to charge what they feel like which in usually ludicrous.
I got 4 GB of RAM w/lifetime warranty for $80. Apple charges $750-800 for it.
I have. Many times over in fact.
That's an estimated shipping time. I ordered mine on Tuesday and it stated 2 - 3 weeks but it shipped today. Should be here next week.
sorry to hear... about the price of the RAM you paid Apple
I can't believe you actually paid Apple for that ram...
if its 2-3 weeks shipping, you can still cancel. Don't just throw away 1500$...
I have a G4 Imac 800 MHz. Last summer it started acting weird and freezing. I had added a 512MB stick when it was brand new to give me 768MB total RAM. Turned out the added 512 died and I was only running on 256. I pulled the 512 out, took it back to the reseller, and they ordered in a new 512 at no charge to me. Sure was good to have a lifetime warranty on the extra RAM.
Speaking as an Apple shareholder, I love you!
ok...for anyone that has their new mac pro and their owc ram is there any difference? cosmetics or anything? i might change my mind with the higher owc...
You're well within your rights to buy memory from Apple if it you want to. When you answer the "Do you have 3rd party memory?" question from AppleCare you can say "No" and proceed. It is convenient.
For the record, memory can go bad down the road. I bought a dual 2GHZ GHz as soon as they were announced - with 8GB of Apple memory. A module went bad 3 years and 3 months after I got the machine - 3 months after AppleCare had expired.
Now, if the 3rd party has the memory, I will buy 3rd party.
alright i am in now for owc ram...and going with a raid setup now...as long as i hope i can trust these owc dual sata enclosures.
you guys sure know how to make someone feel bad about their purchase