Where is everyone getting their RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bass108, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Bass108 macrumors member

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    i was considering apple ram but it really doesn't make sense without a lifetime warranty like the others offer. but anyways

    i was looking at OWC and Mac Gurus

    both have lifetime warranties

    i was being told that the Mac Gurus' should be next week after tests

    i looked around for crucial but couldn't find anything and the kinston ram is on backorder

    what are you guys doing?
     
  2. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    i ordered from OWC but it hasn't shipped yet.

    i was just thinking about starting a new thread asking if anybodies had any that has shipped yet.....(aside from apple of course)
     
  3. iSavant macrumors regular

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    OWC for me. It's not just "lifetime warranty"... it's "advance replacement"... hard to do better than that!
     
  4. mrcandy macrumors regular

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    Owc

    I ordered 8GB from OWC - last Tuesday right after ordering the octo.
    It was supposed to ship last Thursday, Friday came and went and still not shipped.:mad:
    I got a response to an email I sent them this morning, saying my order was 'delayed' and would ship in the next three days.
     
  5. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    well at least that's some kind of news, hopefully they'll be getting the modules in in bulk this week as i didn't order mine until thursday.
     
  6. one1 macrumors 65816

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    Best Buy runs rebates on 1g sticks every week. Bought mine for $29. Very good ram, Kingston $109, on rebate for $29

    Best feature of the fact is that is is local and I can simply "go get it" for that price.
     
  7. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    $29? are you sure it's the right kind? DDR2 FBDIMMS?
     
  8. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    seems a bit strange how the other ram (netlist certified) is shipping later

    other companies are still testing...mac gurus was telling me how they were having to wait for the new mac pro to come so they can guarantee their product. it seems like OWC is aligned with a apple better but still how can they rightfully ensure their product when it is hard to provide adequate testing. hopefully this delay you are experiencing is them testing their product.

    now i didn't want to this to become a strictly OWC thread, i was hoping for a little more variety!
     
  9. bigbird macrumors 6502

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    BestBuy would NEVER carry RAM for Mac Pro's.
     
  10. valdore macrumors 65816

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    I bought 4 GB (2x2) from OWC and slapped in my 3ghz 8 core Pro. They have good prices.
     
  11. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    do you mean the 667 mghz or 800?
     
  12. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    yeah, hopefully. maybe they went out and bought 'em the day of the announcement or something, which seems like a good way to get the jump on the competition...

    (ok, OWC oriented thread hijacking over)
     
  13. valdore macrumors 65816

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    667
     
  14. mrcandy macrumors regular

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    Just checked my order status and it's still 'in queue waiting for product'. I notice that their web page now indicates a 4 day wait (for certified 2GB modules), as opposed to 3 days earlier today, and 2-3 when I ordered.

    Apple isn't doing much better for me, the octo had an expected ship date of Jan. 12-15 and is still sitting at "Not yet shipped". Standard build except for upgrade to wireless keyboard and MM. I guess they still have a day left, but I'm beginning to doubt that one as well...
     
  15. mrcandy macrumors regular

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    2007 3GHz 8 core, or early 2008?

    If the latter, you do know that you're now running your FSB's at only 1333MHz?
     
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  17. jsgreen macrumors 6502

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    OWC 4Gb for my iMac, shipped and received in 3 days
     
  18. zdobson macrumors 6502

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    I've heard great things about DMS RAM. They're priced about the same as OWC. Personally, I'm waiting to see what Crucial offers and either buying from them or DMS.
     
  19. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    thats cheap...not so sure about those guys

    lifetime warranty???
     
  20. zdobson macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about DMS? They're about the same price as OWC. And they do have a lifetime warranty. Search the other threads to see more feedback.
     
  21. Banacek macrumors 6502

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    I know I'm new here, but OWC has always been very reliable for me. I won't shop anywhere else for Mac parts.
     
  22. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I think everyones buying their RAM from anywhere but Apple. :D

    I have some OWC RAM in my G4, works beautifully. ^_^
     
  23. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    I order only from Kingston, Crucial, NewEgg, and OWC.
     
  24. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    well...i emailed OWC twice and got a weird auto response from this lady to email this other guy because she was at macworld. its been two or three days. and i have yet have any real response. i have had numerous emails with these guys at macgurus. ande OWC seems like a real great website and group of people and i actually plan on buying their ministack v3 for backup. its just ram is such a huge thing to me. and they already have some strikes against with me for selling oem drives. macgurus refuse to sell oem drives and all their stuff seems more high end. and it is hard for me to take OWC serious when other people that are testing their ram are doing just that testing it but owc seems ahead of the game. i dont get it.

    but anyways i just wanted to make a point that yes OWC seems like a nice site that i like but this forum is definitely feels like an OWC love-fest.
     
  25. Outsiderdude26 macrumors regular

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    OWC.... I ordered 4GB (2x2GB). It has yet to ship.
     

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