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Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Pair of Dead iRam modules

Well here is a pic of my third pair of failed iRAM 2gb 800mhz DDR2 EEC ram modules. The company that won't stand by its lifetime warranty, won't answer emails for service, won't answer the phones, won't return voice mail. I managed to buy some non-iRAM modules on ebay last week for $89 (ouch!) and get my machine back to 16gb. I think the hard part of keeping older macs running is going to be with out a doubt simply keeping functional ram in the machines. This is especially true of these modules that run really hot, hence the bit heat sinks. I've been tempted to try some regular server ram thats ECC and otherwise the same specs that typically is  half the price. As anyone tried them with success ? not just in start up but can say a year or more later they still work ok ?