Mac Pro 2008 RAM from OWC...netlist or not?

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  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Should I go with the NetList ram or the regular $349 RAM? I want 8GB.

    I know this post is kind of repetitious but I am about to pull the trigger and get it. My 2007 Mac Pro had Netlist ram and I was happy..but does it warrant the extra $100?
     
  2. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    I am in the exact same boat (literally, I am buying 8 GB, not sure which to buy).
     
  3. Play4keeps macrumors regular

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    Go with the better=less heat;)
     
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  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks!

    It comes to around $550 for 8GB for the NetList
    I will think about it.
     
  6. camhabib macrumors regular

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    I just ordered a OWC 6GB kit (1GBx6), as well as 4 640GB WD SE16's, a Pioneer 115, and a few other things, just ordered as in 3 hours ago. The package was ALREADY shipped and a tracking number emailed to me. After reading all the reviews and hearing what everyone has to say about OWC, I have no regrets. I'll post once it arrives in.
     
  7. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    OWC is awesome. I had 8GB ram from them in the Mac Pro 2007. It was netlist. Zero problems.

    $550 is a bit too much though, but I will squeeze my wallet.
     
  8. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    Here is how you justify the $550 Netlist RAM: go to the Apple Store (online) and check their price: $2,399 for 8 GB. All of a sudden, $550 feels like a steal. That worked for me anyways.
     
  9. sash macrumors 6502a

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    I was always wondering: how in the world are they justifying / coming to such a monstrous prise? It's not made of pure gold or platinum? What am I missing? Costs of testing and installing? Does it justify 4-5x the average prise?

    sash
     
  10. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I purchased 8 gigs of the regular RAM (because a lot of people suggested that to me) - absolutely no problems since I got my system and RAM in January. I leave my machine on 24/7 as well.

    -Bryan
     
  11. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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    I guess i went with the normal lower priced memory. I guess the netlist not only costs more, but has a different heat sink on it. If thats the way Apple thought they should be made, they would use that. The cheaper ram at OWC has heat sinks that more closely resemble Apples ram sinks. and they say both ram is within specs. I guess its your money.
     
  12. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    I put their standard stuff in my Mac Pro when I upgraded. I don't know what it was. I had a choice between OWC or Brand Name.

    Brand Name meant return and defect issues were handled by the manufacturer.

    OWC meant that OWC would handle any defect or return issues directly. So, I saved a few dollars and went with the OWC stuff. I haven't had an issue with any of it.

    I've used OWC memory in my:

    Mac Pro 2.66 GHz
    iMac G5 1.8 GHz (first revision)
    iMac G5 2.0 GHz (second revision)
    Mac Mini G4 1.25 GHz
    iBook G4 1.33 GHz

    iMac G3 333 MHz

    and a Compaq Presario Athlon 64 2400+

    I've not yet had a single issue. OWC is definitely the one to deal with.

    Note that I don't have the G5 systems anymore since Apple's parts kept failing (Power Supply, video chips, fans, cd drives, lcd screens, and yes even the plastic cases - cheap parts).
     
  13. Play4keeps macrumors regular

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    Get The OWC
     

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