patriot ram any good for mbp?

excalibur313

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So I was thinking about getting patriot ram from newegg since newegg rocks and it has a lifetime warranty: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220078

I haven't bought this company before but I know for the first month or so newegg will replace it no problems if it breaks. If memory is bad does it go in that time period? The patriot ram has a lifetime warranty but I'm not really familar with that so I'd prefer not to have to rely on that alone. The total price difference is probably $60 for 2gigs of ram from owc. Do you think this is a good idea?
 

zorg

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If this doesn't void the warranty, I would say go for it. 2 GB is sweet, and the $60 bucks can go to something else.
 

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It isn't very good RAM to begin with. I've tried the brand in a PC. IMO, it really sucked. Plus, they don't guarantee Mac compatibility. Newegg will charge you if the RAM is non-defective, but doesn't work in your machine.

Check out datamem.com. You'll get a good price, excellent service, quality RAM, and most important they guarantee the RAM to work in Macs.
 

zorg

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Can you do the same with a hard drive? Buy it seperately and install it into the computer?
 

excalibur313

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At the price of datamem it would be cheaper to go with owc. In that past when I've got stuff that doesn't work in a pc i build they just shipped me out new parts no problem. Why is this any different?

From Newegg: "If you're not happy with an item purchased from our store, we've got you covered. Nearly everything sold at Newegg.com is protected by a 30-day refund policy and a Newegg.com 1-year replacement warranty. "

(Note that I'm just kind of playing the devil's advocate, I'm not really sold on the newegg deal yet.)
 

excalibur313

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zorg said:
And does it void the warranty? Also, what is the biggest HD you can fit in the MBP?
It's based on the physical size. It has to be a 2.5" drive i think. The highest they make is 120gb i believe. It only voids your warranty if you screw up. ;)
 

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excalibur313 said:
At the price of datamem it would be cheaper to go with owc.
OWC = $113 per gig
DMS = $199 per gig

Yes, OWC is slightly cheaper and I actually like their RAM, but I'd pay the extra few dollars because I like datamem a lot.

In that past when I've got stuff that doesn't work in a pc i build they just shipped me out new parts no problem. Why is this any different?
Because Macs are very picky about RAM. If you get non-defective RAM, but your Mac doesn't like it, Newegg can charge you a restocking fee for returning working products.
 

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excalibur313 said:
From Newegg: "If you're not happy with an item purchased from our store, we've got you covered. Nearly everything sold at Newegg.com is protected by a 30-day refund policy and a Newegg.com 1-year replacement warranty. "
Money Back Guarantee/Refund Policy
All merchandise unless otherwise indicated may be returned within 30 days from the original invoice date for a refund. CPUs must be returned within 7 days from the invoice date for a refund. A return authorization number is required for all returns. A 15% restocking fee may apply. Additional deductions may be made for CPU returns to reflect the current market value. These terms apply to all refunds. Most products are shipped with a refund/replacement guarantee period unless otherwise noted in the product listing. Customers must inform Newegg.com of any order discrepancy within 7 days from the invoice date so that we may investigate and resolve the situation accordingly.
I added the bold.

http://www.newegg.com/CustomerService/PolicyAgreement.asp
 

excalibur313

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Since apple switched to intel though the motherboard is manufactured by a company that manufactures standard pc ones. Why is it still so picky?
 

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excalibur313 said:
Since apple switched to intel though the motherboard is manufactured by a company that manufactures standard pc ones. Why is it still so picky?
I can't speak for newer motherboards and how picky or non-picky they are. Historically, Apple motherboards conformed to standards very strictly. Many RAM makers and motherboard makers do not conform so strictly. This is where many of the problems came from.
 

excalibur313

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grapes911 said:
I can't speak for newer motherboards and how picky or non-picky they are. Historically, Apple motherboards conformed to standards very strictly. Many RAM makers and motherboard makers do not conform so strictly. This is where many of the problems came from.
Oh I see. Thank you very much for your help.