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http://store.apple.com/us/memorymodel/ME_MACPRO_S10_RAM

I can't even begin to describe how overpriced those are. Can't you just buy regular RAM and use it in an Apple product?
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Yup, for the most part!! Apple=Uber Fail!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
http://store.apple.com/us/memorymodel/ME_MACPRO_S10_RAM

I can't even begin to describe how overpriced those are. Can't you just buy regular RAM and use it in an Apple product?
Depends on the RAM.
Some ram works and some doesn't.
Most(somewhere around 60%) doesn't in my experience.
The same seems to be true of hard drives, but most work(~85%).

But a 4GB kit of Mac Certified memory is only a few $ more than the PC version.
And the same is true of all kits. Apple just rapes if you buy straight from them.
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Those are ECC DIMMs. They're more expensive. Still, they shouldn't be anywhere near the price they're at.

Those go for $200 on Newegg. Link
    
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maybe its so high because of ECC

RAM with ECC or Error Correction Code can detect and correct errors. As with parity RAM, additional information needs to be stored and more processing needs to be done, making ECC RAM more expensive and a little slower than non-parity and parity RAM. This type of ECC memory is especially useful for any application where uptime is a concern. Failing bits in a memory word are detected and corrected on the fly with no impact to the application. The occurrence of the error is typically logged by the operating system for analysis by a technical resource. In the case where the error is persistent, server downtime can be scheduled to replace the failing memory unit. This mechanism of detection and correction is known as EEC or Extended Error Correction.
    
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Apple puts huge markup on premium upgrades like nice GPUs and large amounts of RAM. The basic macs are actually a decent deal when you take into account the design/build quality and usually non-tn screens, but throw in a larger hard drive and bump up the processor a few notches and it's +1000 dollars.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-140-_-Product
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Apple puts huge markup on premium upgrades like nice GPUs and large amounts of RAM. The basic macs are actually a decent deal when you take into account the design/build quality and usually non-tn screens, but throw in a larger hard drive and bump up the processor a few notches and it's +1000 dollars.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-140-_-Product
This. But its more of a huge markup on anything over the base model.

And I forgot about the ECC. That will spike price a fair bit...especially when its apple involved.
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
http://store.apple.com/us/memorymodel/ME_MACPRO_S10_RAM

I can't even begin to describe how overpriced those are. Can't you just buy regular RAM and use it in an Apple product?
512x16 memory chip is much expensive than 256, a lot of 8g memory with ECC was made up 256 x32, with $200 around price
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Before you guys go apple bashing check their competitors, and no Newegg is not a competitor ... here's the same stuff at dell for 478.... http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...ynote_irrank=0
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Trust Dell to come to the party! Nice find JedixJarf
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