Lifetime Memory Ram

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iMac mini, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. iMac mini macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone here heard of or used Lifetime Memory Ram in there Mac's? A local Apple Specialist computer store sells Mac's & use Lifetime Memory ram.
    They will install this ram with a purchase of a new Mac mini for free & if installed by There techs the ram has a lifetime warranty. So has anyone used this ram before?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    OWC offers a lifetime warranty on its RAM, and you can install it yourself. I'm sure many vendors do, like Crucial.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    how much does it cost and what mac mini are you talking about.

    the name is a relabel they do not make their own chips. if you own a 2011 or a 2010 mini that rams needs to be under 60 usd to be worth letting them do it. many vendors sell ram for 2010 and 2011 minis for 40 dollars.

    2009 or older is harder to put in but 2010 and 2011 is really easy



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231342 for 2011 minis




    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178334 for 2010 minis



    I have installed more then 100 sticks of the above ram in minis one bad pair 98 and 2 is a good percentage.
     
  4. iMac mini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are charging $59 for 4 GB & $139 for 8 GB for a brand new (Mid) 2011
    2.3 GHZ Mac mini. I was just wondering if anyone has used this ram before. I'm not one to go the cheap route, I would rather have good quality or quantity.
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yeah but 139 is highway robbery for ram and you can get the best ie crucial Kingston etc for less than 50 for 8gb. And you don't have to ask us if it is any good because they are name brands!
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is no difference in quality. There's nothing special about RAM that comes with a lifetime warranty. That's a function of the manufacturer's warranty policy, not the quality of the RAM. With few exceptions, you can buy any brand of RAM and it will work fine. You're safer going with a well-known and trusted brand that's been around for a long time, has a good reputation to protect, and is likely to still be around years from now, if you ever need them to honor the warranty.
     
  7. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    I paid $35 for 8gb G.Skill from newegg.com
     
  8. MadDragon1846, Dec 31, 2011
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    MadDragon1846 macrumors regular

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    Upgrading RAM is really easy. You don't need some "Apple Specialist" to install it for you. Save yourself a load of money, and buy the RAM somewhere else, like from Amazon. And install it yourself.

    They are just trying to get more money from you really, lol. The free installation might seem good, but in reality, it isn't when the RAM costs a fortune. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, heres a link to a random youtube video showing you how easy upgrading the RAM is. >LINK<

    *edit*
    Also concerning the lifetime warranty. Maybe I'm just lucky, but over the years I have had 0 RAM go bad on me. And I have 3 PCs and my mini. (also built a few PCs for other people, and their RAM is also fine). And even if the RAM does die on you in a few years time. With the money you'll of saved from buying the RAM yourself, you can afford to buy another set and still have money left over!.

    ps. I find RAM usually either works, or it don't. If it works when you first install it, you'll probably end up getting a new mini before the RAM dies. (I think theres software to test out if the RAM is fighting fit, you could look into getting that to make sure the RAM is ok, after installing it).
     
  9. macbookguy macrumors regular

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    I second this. I did the same but for $29.99. G.Skill is very reputible and they have very good support.
     
  10. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    Yup GSkill is great, I just recently bought 4GB for $14.83 (CAD) and It's been working perfectly..
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have tended to drift toward G.Skill as well. It is the price that matters to me.

    I have to say that I have found RAM without a lifetime warranty. Not that it really does matter much but I found it odd.
     
  12. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Lifetime ram ?

    How long does one actually keep a system to justify having ram that is reported to have a lifetime warranty, and pay a bunch more for it over some very good long lasting ram that cost half as much if not less. ? I keep my system two or three yrs or 5 years Max and then I get another system with newer memory.

    You do not need this so called lifetime ram as others have mentioned. Just get some well known ram, install same and enjoy the system. ;)
     
  13. lbaby6916 macrumors newbie

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    Lifetime Memory

    OK,

    First of all, Lifetime Memory Products does contract manufacturing for Crucial.

    Second, They are an Intel & Apple Macintosh Developer and have been since 1991.

    Bottom line, hundreds of Mac Dealers across the country and internationally carry Lifetime Memory because it is extremely high quality and the price is very, very good compared to other brands.

    You are welcome.
    :)
     

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