Memory for My HexCore- Recommend a Source?

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  1. go4d1 macrumors newbie

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    I'm shopping for memory for my soon to be delivered HexCore.

    Anybody had good/bad experiences with third party suppliers they'd care to share?

    The price differential with the Apple Store seems outrageous. I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing.

    TIA
    GO4D1
     
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  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    OWC is good, as is Trans Int'l. I've bought from both vendors and have never had a problem.
     
  4. go4d1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the Response. - Large $$$ Differential

    I'm trying to purchase 4X4 Gig = 16 total

    Trans Intl is $568

    OWC is $679


    Seems a large difference for items that are the same.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Also Crucial.com and Newegg has some Kingston 2 and 4GB sticks here.

    Best thing is to do the match - RAM + Shipping + Tax (if any) and buy from the least expensive source. They are all reputable and there is no advantage to one over the other.
     
  6. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    This one will work, too. Same RAM, without the Apple-Tax.

    OP: Just search your local "Lowest Price"-Website for 4GB DDR3-1333 ECC with Temperature Sensor.
     
  7. Richard Peters macrumors regular

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    Quick question from a Uk member, would this 12gb set be good for the 6 Core - I'm probably going to be buying the machine in the next week or so and want to have the memory ready for when it arrives.

    Thanks :)
     
  8. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    This one will.
     
  9. aquablue macrumors member

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    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=D3-13R8G4S

    Will this Samsung RAM work? If so, will registered ram cause any issues?

    Does anybody know what halogen-free RAM apple uses.. I want to get some halogen-free RAM in 8GB sticks like that samsung one above?
     
  10. cparktd macrumors member

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    Someone mentioned to make sure the memory has the onbaard thermal sensor, suggesting some don't resulting in the cooling fans defalting to 100%.

    I can't find any mention of a thermal sensor on Trans Int memory. Anyone know? guess I'll call tommorrow....

    I'm looking at the 3 x8GB for a hex.
     
  11. go4d1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thermal Senor and/or Heat Spreader

    Non Apple

    Apple

    The price difference seems to be the thermal sensor. Also, some modules have a heat spreader.

    I'm waiting to see what's on my new machine
     
  12. cparktd macrumors member

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    From OWC...

    Module Specifications:

    Size: 8GB (8192MB) Per Module
    240-pin SDRAM DIMM

    1024M x 72, Dual Rank ECC Memory Module
    Data Rate = 1333MHz
    Module Bandwidth 8.5GB/s
    CAS 9-9-9-24
    Voltage 1.5V
    Apple Specified Thermal Sensor*
    RoHS Certified
    Lifetime Advance Replacement Warrant
     
  13. cparktd macrumors member

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    From transintl...
    E-mail reply copy paste...

    24 GB KIT (3x8GB) $894
    In stock and 100% meets all Apple and Intell specs including Thermal sensor requirements.

    Regards
    Mike
    Customer service

    I'm not connected with them nor ever done business with before but this is best price I can find so far.
    Think I'll give them a try.
     
  14. go4d1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Let us know how you make out

    My MP won't arrive till the end of the week.
     
  15. davidp158 macrumors member

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    OWC has a good line of products and great service, but their prices are typically on the high side. OWC's current price for 8GBx3 (24GB) is $1096, compared to Tranintl.com's price of $894.

     

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