Fake OR Genuine RAM???

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  1. EugeneY, Apr 25, 2012
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    EugeneY macrumors newbie

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    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)

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  2. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    Yes, Samsung established factory in Philippines and modules are genuine


    Hi. Samsung has business in Philippines , see link below:
    http://www.samsung.com/ph/aboutsamsung/ourbusinesses/index.html
     
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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 68020

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    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 68020

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    Someone could be putting Samsung stickers on Komputer Bay ram...
     

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