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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by NotFound, Dec 6, 2006.
Does anyone know anything about this brand?
OWC is very reputable, you shouldn't have any problem with those.
OWC is a terrific vendor...I'd even save a few more dollars and go with this kit. I've bought OWC-brand RAM several times and it's been great. They guarantee it to be Mac-compatible and it has a full lifetime advance warranty.
but the site doesn't list Macbooks with Core 2 Duos compatible, Only core duos..
I guess it wouldn't matter because they both are the same type of ram?
Yep, they use the same RAM...they must have just overlooked adding the C2D models to that page. If you use their memory selector and choose one of the C2D models, the OWC-branded option comes up there.
OWC works 4 me!
I bought a 1 GB stick of OWC branded ram back in Feb. for my MacBook Pro, smoth sailin'. Always checks out fine the few times I've run Apple's TechTools hardware test.
Does upgrading RAM not from Apple void my warranty?
No it doesn't. As long as you follow the directions in the user guide (includes not breaking anything), the warranty for the rest of your MacBook is safe.
Well how about just a 1GB stick- and pair it with one of the 256mb sticks that comes with the macbook?
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/5300DDR2S1GB/
Then I read this at the bottom...
Which would be the best option? Or does it actually matter?
1.25 GB of unpaired RAM will almost always be faster than 1 GB of paired RAM. Plus, going with the 1.25 GB now gives you a better route to the full 2 GB if you decide to eventually go there, as you won't be stuck with the 512 MB sticks that you'd want to get rid of.
For even better prices ($110 - $118 per 2x512 plus 1 Gb and 2 x 1 Gb options), also compare Data Memory Systems
I thought so, just wanted a second opinion.
Thank you for the timely reply.
The price for 2 x 1GB looks good.
But is EconoRam very reputable? The name kind of makes me look the other way...
Bulk OEM equipment w/o a lifetime warranty compared to OWC w/a lifetime warranty...
Like OWC, DMS sells its own-branded RAM, and they are an excellent company. Their EconoRAM is very good, but only comes with a one-year warranty. So it's up to you to decide whether the price difference is worth giving up the lifetime warranty. Chances are the EconoRAM will be fine for the life of your machine, but that's not guaranteed.