Why is this RAM so cheap?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by arcsbite, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. arcsbite Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    Can someone tell me what the deal is with this RAM?


    Yes I'm aware it's not apple's and I don't think I'd trust it in my machine, but I don't know enough about RAM to understand
    why is it so cheap?
    why does it have the orange things instead of the big black covers?

    Also, what actual damamge can bad RAM do to a computer?

    Can anyone suggest anywhere I can buy good value safe RAM?
    I've searched and checked out apple, crucial and orcalogic, just wanted some more advice.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    It has some copperish cooling fins on the buffer chip only, not heat spreaders over all of the RAM chips. Looks like a cost-cutting move. Will it work in a MacPro? No idea. Do yo trust the eBay seller when they claim it is MacPro compatible? I certainly wouldn't. " Incompatibility is not a valid reason for return, a re-stocking fee of 20% will be charged." They could do a good trade just in 20% restocking fees...

    Stick with a reputable seller, who has a real B&M location, and who tests and guarantees Mac compatibility, offers a lifetime (no 30 day) warranty, and who will take a no-cost return for full refund if it doesn't work.

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