Fake OR Genuine RAM???

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  1. EugeneY, Apr 25, 2012
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    EugeneY macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    As you guys know that Apple sells 8GB RAM for £320 in AppleStore. Amazon seems to be a nice place to get cheap RAM.

    I found a seller who has tons of Samsung RAMs (Part of the RAM were made in Philippines).

    As what I've been told that Samsung did not set a factory to manufacture RAM in Philippines. So, are these RAMs that i found in Amazon are fake?

    Anyone here who has genuine Samsung RAMs mind to take a photo and show please?

    The pictures shown below are those I found in Amazon (Sold by FLEXX ram and Fulfilled by Amazon)

  2. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    Just checked four sticks of Apple RAM removed from my Mac's before I did an upgrade. Looks exactly like mine except all my stickers say made in China. I'm no RAM expert but hope that helps you a bit.
  3. Flexx macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    Northern Ireland
    Yes, Samsung established factory in Philippines and modules are genuine

    Hi. Samsung has business in Philippines , see link below:
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    Interesting situation here. Would be a good idea to ask Samsung themselves about this; they may be able to shed some light on the situation.
  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    As cheap as RAM is these days I'd be hard pressed to believe anyone would even bother with fake chips.

    It would be like counterfeiting $1 dollar bills.
  7. sam261007 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2017
    Not really, 16GB costs about £80-160 depending where you go... there's a guy selling two 8GB Samsung sticks on eBay for £79 - one is made in Korea the other Philippines - I'm on the fence as whether or not to buy... first-world problems I know.. Any advice would be muchly appreciated :)
  8. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    RAM prices fluctuate. The post you responded to was made 5 years ago, based on different RAM prices than you see today.

    For example, the 16 GB kit I have in my MBP costs an additional 50% today over what I paid for it in 2012.
  9. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Someone could be putting Samsung stickers on Komputer Bay ram...

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