Anyone here use OWC 4gb RAM for their macbook pro??

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Just curious as how reliable OWC 4gb RAM 2x2gb modules are for the macbook pro. I see it much cheaper than crucial and either ordering crucial or owc... usually I do with crucial.
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    OWC are a darned good company and their RAM is as reliable as anything else out there.

    Go for it - you'll do just fine.
     
  3. MacDuck macrumors member

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    I have been using OWC RAM for years. Just bought (2 months ago) 2 x 2GB sticks from them for my 2.4 SR MacBook Pro real cheap. Everything works great!:D

    The only time I had a problem is when one of the OWC sticks failed in my Mini. Just overnighted them the RAM, and in a few days I had a brand new one. No problem.

    Highly recommended.
     
  4. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    +1. I've used OWC 2x2GB in my MacBook Pro since June '07. No problems whatsoever.
     
  5. steinlager macrumors regular

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    same. I got mine 2 months ago and no problems have arisen.
     
  6. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    Had mine since last year.

    I think this needs a FAQ or something. This thread comes up way too often.
     
  7. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I am. Using the Samsung modules in a 17" 2.6GHz new MBP with no problems.
     
  8. soms macrumors 6502

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    Don't do it, its toooooo cheap

    :D

    /end sarcasm

    Get it, its just as good as the other brands
     
  9. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    OWC rams are made by samsung?? I've ordered external hdd cases from owc and absolutely love them.. but I see that they are selling micron RAM for $132 and I know that crucial RAM are same as the micron and its $105 from crucial.com.. I think I'll go with crucial.
     
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  11. OWC Larry macrumors member

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    We offer our own OWC brand which is Major on 3rd (currently Elpida or Micron depending on the batch) + we also offer Micron original as well as Samsung original.

    FWIW - buying Crucial doesn't mean you get Micron. You'd think it would, but it does not. Quality major always - but Factory original not necessarily nor even Micron always on the 3rd they contract builds to.

     
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Ummm... Err... Guides: Hardware: Buying RAM
     
  13. Shabbis macrumors regular

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    I upgraded my Penryn MBP to some OWC 4GB memory a couple weeks back, it has been flawless. Even sent in my old memory for the rebate. The ram has a lifetime warranty, so I am not concerned if there's an issue.
     
  14. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    As stated by OWC, they have micron, samsung, and others. You can choose when ordering.

    I've used crucial before with no problems. But I've seen several complaints here and on the Apple forums from people who have had problems with crucial ram on the Penryns. So I decided to use OWC this time and it worked fine.

    FYI, OWC does ship much faster than crucial. It normally seems to take crucial a couple of days to ship an order after I place it. OWC shipped same day as I ordered.

     
  15. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Hmm.. its strange I've read on multiple forums about just the exact opposite about owc having problems but your right about the shipping (which I can wait dont need it asap).
     
  16. dcains macrumors regular

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    I just installed 2x 2GB of Patriot memory last week in my MBP2.2. No troubles with it, and it was ~$84 shipped from newegg.
     
  17. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    got my owc 4gb a few months ago. no problems at all.
     
  18. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I just ordered 4gb from crucial and they actually shipped it same day. Too bad I should have ordered it yesterday.. =(
     
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  22. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    OWC RAM is the best you will find. I have the 2x2GB kit in my MBP, my dad has the same in his, I had their 2GB kit in my blackbook and had a few gigs from them in my MP when I had it. Good **** all around. I also have one of their external HDs, quality again is great.
     

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