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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2007
    20" iMac 2.0 GHz (Aluminum)
    apple memory vs OWC.
    apple wants $150 for a 1gig chip for my new imac.

    OWC wants $25.

    why the difference? will the OWC ram work fine? I surely am not paying apple that much money for RAM, they are crazy.

  2. #2

    Cherokee's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2007
    Lots of people use the OWC RAM. It will work great. It also has a lifetime replacement warranty. That's the main thing I would look for.

    Sometimes they send the more expensive brand name TechWorks RAM. I would assume it's because they run out of the house brand RAM.

    Either way, I wouldn't be worried about buying from OWC. They are a good company to buy from. They know Apple stuff.

    Apple is crazy for charging so much for RAM. I don't know how they don't feel guilty about it.
    iMac - 2.4 C2D - 4GB RAM | MacBook - 2.0 C2D - 2GB RAM | AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    Yeah I use OWC ram and it works quite well for me. What I have heard though is that the Apple ram works even better, better than anything else out there... since I haven't compared... i can't say for sure on that, but that's the word on the street

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    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Apple markup memory a lot because they can get away with it and they can make a big profit on it.

    Buy the OWC. Leave the Apple memory to those who don't know about this stuff. Bear in mind Apple memory isn't 'Apple' memory - it's just the brand they have in stock at the moment. Could be Samsung, could be Kingston.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 28, 2007
    24" iMac, 2.4GHz C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive, OS X 10.5.1
    In my case it was Hynix.

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    Mattlike's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2006
    Southern California
    Unibody MBP 2.4 GHz C2D/27" Core i7 iMac
    Can't go wrong with OWC or Crucial.

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2007
    20" iMac 2.0 GHz (Aluminum)
    just ordered my 1gb chip from OWC... $30 with shipping.


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    rman's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Another for OWC, I have not had a problem yet.
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