Getting 4GB more for my iMac, doing the OWC/Crucial dance.

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  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I upgraded my MBP last year with some OWC ram, actually is was their NuRam brand, but regardless... I got bad ram. And a lot of other people did too. Thread here...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1056998&highlight=macbook+pro+8gb+ram

    So, though I've bought numerous external drives from OWC over the past year or so, the RAM thing left a bad taste in my mouth, and I'm nervous about ordering RAM from them again. I ended up putting Crucial into the MacBook Pro from NewEgg and it ran like a champ. So naturally, I'm leaning Crucial.

    But I like OWC as a company, and I like to give them my business.

    Would you say that bad batch of RAM (thread link above will explain what I'm talking about) was just a fluke, and I've nothing at all to worry about ordering RAM again from OWC?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It likely was a fluke. Their stuff is pretty good in general, so if you like their company, I'd say go for it. If it's bad, send it back.
     
  3. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    I got some for my MBP and it has worked great so far. I'd give them another go.
     
  4. bvanlieu macrumors member

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    Used OWC in my 2007 Imac

    Refurb i5 MBP purchased 3 months ago and it has 8G from OWC.

    27" imac purchased last month, and it will get OWC ram if I ever want more (currently 8G, using the 2x2 from MBP, imac clocks runs all 4 DIMMs at 1066 but 8G is better then 4G at 1333 :)

    Also ordered 2.5" HD, 2.5" case, and currently have some refurb/open box goodies coming my way from OWC. I tend to stick with known good vendors vs. trying to save that last 1 or 2% on things, and I have no reason to go away from OWC.

    I understand having a bad taste but if they got a bad batch and did right by their customers, can you really ask for more?

    - b
     
  5. skiltrip, Feb 20, 2011
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    skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Good point about the MBP ram. I just happen to have 2x2gb 1066 I pulled from my 2010 13". Maybe I'll just put that in for now while I weigh my options.
     
  6. whoda macrumors member

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    I upgraded my ram and bought it from OWC. I had a major problem waiting 4 days for it to get here. LOL. (I tend to want everything yesterday). In all seriousness, OWC is a great company with outstanding customer service. They are my first choice for anything my iMac desires.
     
  7. Ethernaught macrumors newbie

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    Upgraded my iMac i5 with 8gb crucial RAM. Absolutely no issues or problems.
     
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    Upgraded my iMac with OWC RAM and haven't had a single problem.
     
  9. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks everyone. Looks like the moral of the story is picking between OWC and Crucial is a good decision to be making because it's a win win.

    I went with OWC. I like buying from them. I get stuff in 2 days from them. No tax. I dig it. I like their vibe. So they got my biz.
     
  10. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well. I got my OWC RAM today and guess what? It's rebranded Crucial! I can see the Crucial sticker under the OWC sticker. Win-win.
     
  11. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, OWC overprices ram, IMO. 6GB for the 2008 imac is $130.

    I paid $100 on newegg
     
  12. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It was the same price as Crucial. Crucial was $1 cheaper i think.
     
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