Cheaper for 2x(2x1GB) RAM than (4x1GB)?...and RAM quality difference ques.

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  1. dupedd macrumors member

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    Okay, so I think I only NEED about 3GB RAM to run what I'll into in the near future(Logic Pro to record my band). I figure I can buy more in the future when prices have dropped or as I need it. Ater looking around, DMS has 2x1GB, Apple Approved for $178 and 4x1GB for $396(This is more than just buying two orders of 2x1GB- $40 more).....so I'm curious now, is there a reason for this? Couldn't I get any two orders of (2x1GB) and they'd work fine together?

    http://www.datamemorysystems.com/_memory-information/DM61_666-1_x_2.asp

    One more question that's probably been asked before...when a company is selling different RAM of the same configuration for different prices, are the cheaper ones generally somehow inferior? What's the deal with these OWC prices for instance?
    http://dealnews.com/memory/prices/systems/Apple-Mac-Pro-/44047/1GBx2.html
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    That's probably a glitch in the website pricing at DMS

    When a reputable company like DMS or OWC offers 2 brands, they are guaranteeing that both brands have the same specifications, and that both will work in your machine. Generally, a pricing difference simply reflects the different wholesale costs from the manufacturers, which change week to week (if not day by day)

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    DMS = great vendor :D

    have bought many TB's of ram from them over the years, notttanevera problemo :)

    great prices
    super fast shipping
    excellent customer service
    no-questions-asked replacement service.......
     
  4. tribe3 macrumors 6502

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    Can I mix this RAM with Crucial and Apple OEM :eek: Good price I would be ordering a couple of sticks
     
  5. tribe3 macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered 2 X 1GB sticks from DMS. At that price it allowed me to get Saturday shipping.

    Me anxious???:p
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    yep, just keep the pairs together (dont intermix them with each other)
     
  7. dupedd thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, I just picked up the 2x1gb from DMS! thanks for the replies y'all
     

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