MacBook Pro 8GB Ram for $67 at OWC...

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  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/MISC/8566DDR3S8GP/

    8GB RAM is on sale for $99. And they give you $32 if you send in your old set of 4GB RAM. Ends up being $67 to double your RAM from 4 to 8GB. Awesome deal. I'd do it myself but I'm penny pinching at the moment. But wanted to share this with anyone who might be interested.
     
  2. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    this is an insane sale, whats the brand tho??
     
  3. iHalo macrumors regular

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    owc.
     
  4. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If you look you'll see it's listed as "major brand". This just leaves them free to sell you what's in stock. OWC is a really respectable retailer. I'm sure it's quality stuff. They also have OWC branded RAM for $132.
     
  5. Timur macrumors 6502a

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    If you sell your original RAM you may not be able to ever have a defect Macbook replaced by Apple, because they could claim that a vital part is missing.
     
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  7. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure that's true. Even in the little booklet that comes with a new Mac, it tells you how to upgrade both your RAM and your hard drive. I'd think there would be a footnote about keeping your original parts if there was an issue with upgrading it.
     
  8. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Is it worth the 30 or so dollars to get the OWC branded memory with the Lifetime Advanced Replacement warranty?
     
  9. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm wondering the same thing.
     
  10. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    I went for the 99 one. It has a 90 day warranty and I've never really had a problem before with RAM going bad. And people keep saying OWC is good! So I will save 30 bucks :D...I hope I won't regret it!
     
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    I also do not agree with this ... if Ram is user upgradeable ... I do see the reason Apple would insist you need to keep the old Ram (why keep it if you do not need it?)

    If anyone finds out what Brand this is, please post back here. :cool:
     
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    Damn, I wish I needed it. I barely use the 4GB that's in mine.
     
  13. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The brand is basically NuRam, the same as they have listed here...

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/8566DDR3S8GP/

    I just spoke with a sales rep. They said they just got a ton of it and are passing on the sales. He also implied that the major difference is the warranty. Other than that, if you look on the site, the specs are all the same. It may in fact be the same exact RAM as the OWC too. I asked if it was the also the same as the OWC branded RAM, and he said "you get a lifetime warranty with the OWC brand". That's what made me think it might just be the same RAM, but they are throwing in an extra warranty for the extra money. Which you may or may not feel worth it.
     
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    Same here....I have a hard time finding things to do that use the 4GB...
     
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    Thanks for the update ... seems like a really good deal :cool:
     
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    such a great deal, still on the fence whether to get it or not though :/
     
  17. gregrose macrumors 6502

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    Im going into a heavy recording phase soon to turn out a new album, this is great deal as i feel 4gigs isnt putting enough power out for me, i bought!
     
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That's nice, but personally I'd rather just keep the RAM Apple gave me and pay a bit more because I wouldn't want to be denied service or be blamed that the RAM "doesn't work" whenever I bring my computer in.

    I don't find myself running out of RAM anyways, so no "need" to upgrade.
     
  19. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    It does NOT void any warranty, nor do you need the original ram to get your computer fixed. The only negative is apple wont replace it if that is the problem with your computer. (Of course...)
    Edit: I brought my computer in three times and they never once tried to claim it was the third party ram, even though i openly told them it was such.
     
  20. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    Great deal. Too bad I already upgraded and bought Crucial RAM at Micro Center. For a lot more money.. Sigh. Then again, it is nice to get things like RAM in person in the case that it is defective. Shipping things back and forth kind of annoys me.
     
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    Smart move. Great for use with Parallels and a Windows install. 4GB to each OS and it's nothing but gravy.

     
  23. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nice, I got a couple extra licenses of Win 7 Home Premium kicking around. Maybe I'll install it on the Mac.
     
  24. Timur macrumors 6502a

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    An certified service provider told me that he is not allowed to take in my Macbook Pro for repair if the screws on the bottom are missing. The HD is "Apple" labeled. And once you need a replacement of the *whole* Macbook Apple asks for getting back the whole package.

    I don't say they will refuse a replacement, but they what do you expect them to do about a missing drive or RAM? It's not like you want to give them your new RAM do you?

    The locigal thing to do would be to take the drive/RAM out of the replacement unit and put it into the old Mac you turn in. But that only works if you strike that deal at an Apple Store. If you are going over phone support you have to turn in your old unit *first* (at least here in Europe).

    The latter is one reason why I keep my original HD, in case of a repair or replacement (and I'm living through this case for two years now) I still have my own HD with all my data intact at home.
     
  25. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I get what you're saying, and I'd be curious to see how Apple would go about handling a full replacement. You obviously can't "take back" the RAM you put in it without replacing it with something else, and most people wouldn't want to give up their 8GB of RAM they put in. On the other hand, with the affordability of RAM these days, i.e. 8GB for under a hundred bucks, if you're getting a full on replacement for nothing, it might be just as easy to buy another 8GB and upgrade it after you get it. It's not as if it's a $500 upgrade you're throwing away.

    The other point is, how often does Apple do an entire replacement? I'm not challenging you, I'm actually asking, do you know? I don't. I'm pretty new to the Mac world as of this year. But it seems to me you'd have to have an entire system failure for a full replacement, or an exploded battery or something. Because even if the logic board goes, I think they just replace the logic board. Other components are even less of a job.
     

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