OWC. Best price for RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikesjo, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. mikesjo macrumors regular

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    I've looked at newegg and OWC for 2x2GB MBP (Santa Rosa) ram and it seems like OWC has the best price going right now at $199.99, not to mention a lifetime warranty on the sticks?

    Anyone know of a better deal? I'm wanting to buy lol. With the CDN exchange rate so strong right now it makes it virtually the same price!
     
  2. alljunks macrumors regular

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    all memory have lifetime warranty from MFG...........
     
  3. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    OWC never has the best price on ram.

    Fry's has a 4GB kit right now for $150 AR.

    http://shop1.outpost.com/product/5284717

    I'm running this same kit in my MBP right now. Ships fast, and OCZ is a great manufacturer.
     
  4. xp2mac07 macrumors member

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    Thanks for the heads up on the Frys RAM deal. I just ordered it myself. $30 rebate ends today.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Most memory have lifetime warranty from MFG... but read the fine print before buying. The seller may not pass on the warranty, it may be used, B-stock or pulls, etc. For example, Hynix RAM in an Apple Mac has only the one year warranty of the Mac it came in. If you are sold a 'pull' from a Mac, you have no warranty other than what the seller will give you.

    Also, read the fine print about who and where you get your warranty replacement from. If you buy memory from a reseller, and they say "after 30 days, deal with the manufacturer for warranty" - then it's up to you to chase down warranty replacement from the manufacturer. Assuming you know who and where the manufacturer is, and assuming that the manufacturer will deal directly with the end user (some of them will just send you back to the seller for service).
     
  6. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Is this RAM worth the price? Is OCZ decent? Will it work in the 17" 2.4ghz MBP? I don't want to buy RAM that is no good. Should I just do it for $150? What do you think?
     
  7. mikesjo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ended up going with the OWC ram b/c of what I've heard from other people on the board.
     
  8. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Ugh, I missed that rebate by about 2 hours. With as strict as some rebate centers are I wouldn't want to risk them denying it.
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The OCZ is OK RAM. There have been reports of people receiving non-working modules, but that may be just the normal 1 - 2% incidence of DOA failures.

    Will it work? Well, the DDR2-667 OCZ SODIMMs for Apple are the right type. You have about a 96% chance that 2 modules will work.

    If you want Mac support and advice etc and no mail in rebate hassles, you'd need to spend a bit more to go with one of the Mac-friendly resellers like OWC or DMS.
     

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