MEMORY AMERICA (for MacPro RAM upgrades): Has Anyone Here Used Them Before?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Houstonian, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Houstonian macrumors newbie

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    Morning / Afternoon / Evening Everyone,

    I'm very close to pulling the trigger on purchasing on the following MacPro for $3,639:
    Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
    2GB (2 x 1GB)
    320GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB (Two dual-link DVI)
    Two 16x SuperDrives
    AirPort Extreme card (Wi-Fi)
    While I plan to upgrade the RAM and HD's I'm planning to use a 3rd party vendor visavis Apple (thanks to the excellent advice of other posters here!) and am curious if anyone has ever purchased from these guys before:
    MEMORY AMERICA
    27881 LA PAZ RD STE G180
    LAGUNA NIGEL , CA 92677
    (888) 861-0328​
    And while I have reviewed both the Buying RAM and Understanding Intel Mac RAM I am trying to verify Memory America's RAM is kosher. Specifically I am considering their 16GB special Apple Kit for $615.90 (16GB - 8 modules @ 2GB each - FULLY BUFFERED PC6400 DDR2 ECC (FB-DIMM) 800MHz) and would just like to make sure there's nothing I'm missing or overlooking.

    That said, if you have any experince or insight please do share!

    Thanks in advance,

    Houstonian

    PS> A search of "memory america" returned this thread however there seemed to be little discussion/confirmation as to the vendor in it. -H
     
  2. grue macrumors 65816

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    For what it's worth, I'd get a Pioneer DVD±RW drive rather than buying the ones through Apple. The Apple-supplied units have custom firmware that slows down the drive's performance markedly to keep them quiet.

    I installed a DVR-115 and the difference in burning and ripping speeds was substantial.

    YOu can also reflash the included drive with non-crippled firmware, but that'll void the drive's warranty.
     
  3. Night_Sailor macrumors newbie

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    I posted a highly favorable review of Memory America years ago. However they have changed ownership and want to weasel out of the lifetime warranty. In the past if there was a problem, replacement memory was sent promptly and I used the packaging to return the other memory. When my memory died this week, I was told I needed to follow an RMA proceedure and it was very nit picky, including asking for the original invoice number, photographs (there is a label warning warranty void if removed. The bottom line is I would not purchase from them again. I have had problems twice before so it seems likely they ship memory that is not 100 % stable.
     

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