2gb RAM module for 89 USD and some change

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by r21hugo, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. r21hugo macrumors member

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  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Hint: Ask for feedback before you order, not after.

    OWC is a respected company and the RAM should be fine.

    I haven't had any God experiences with them, though. :p
     
  3. r21hugo thread starter macrumors member

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    i can always return it, if i got 30 replies saying it's no good
     
  4. tarl macrumors newbie

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    You should do fine with RAM from Other World. I've ordered memory from them for 3 different Macs and never had a problem. In fact, just updated a MacBook 2 weeks ago.

    If it is bad RAM, you should know nearly instantly after installing it. If the RAM is going to fail it's going to fail within the first few days of use, perhaps even first few hours. Barring an electrical spike or some other such problem, "good" RAM shouldn't ever fail.
     
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Sweet, thanks for the heads up. OWC is good stuff. I ordered one. I'll be able to bump by iMac to 3GB and therefore (by the law of family-tech-guy-hand-me-downs) get my wife's MacBook to 2GB.
     
  6. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    This may be a dumb question, but will I really be noticing a big difference in my MBP between 2 gb and 3 gb, even though 2x1gb are in Dual Channel? What kind of a speed increase can I expect, where will I notice the biggest speed increase? Anyone with experience having 2gb and upgrading to 3gb? Thanks!
     
  7. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    3GB of RAM is pretty much always better than 2GB, even though it's in dual-channel. ;)

    Universal truths:
    1. Death
    2. Taxes
    3. More RAM == better
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Lots of deals on Ram right now, Fry's (outpost) has 2GB OCZ PC2-5300 sticks for 59.99 after rebate. 120(A/R) for 4 gigs in total and some shipping.
     
  9. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    What do you guys think between Corsair vs. OCZ?

    Corsair is $65 AR can't seem to find the OCZ link?

    If I'm thinking of going with 4gb, should I just go with this OCZ package for $130?
     

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