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Super Talent Launches Green Memory for iMac, MacBook Pro

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Super Talent has begun offering reduced voltage DDR3 memory modules for iMac and Macbook Pro systems.

According to the manufacturer, the devices run at 1.35 volts instead of 1.5 volts, promising Apple users to support their green peace of mind and a few dollars in their power usage.

Super Talent offers the memory as 4 GB and 8 GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMMs versions for the 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as the recent 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models with Core i7 and Core i5 processors.

There was no information on availability and pricing.

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    usualsuspect82 , July 26, 2012 3:21 AM
    Is it magical and revolutionary? :p 
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    victorintelr , July 26, 2012 3:37 AM
    At least for once, the "holding it wrong" will work, if is not set up properly, it won't work or not even fit...... though now that I realize it's a mac, I wonder how many will be willing to open their magical computers.
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    livebriand , July 26, 2012 4:08 AM
    What is the point of these reduced voltage RAM modules? You only save a watt or two, and so that barely ends up saving you anything.
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    Anonymous , July 26, 2012 4:22 AM
    yea, you also need to spent a lot more green money to buy it.
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    memadmax , July 26, 2012 4:23 AM
    lol
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    jupiter optimus maximus , July 26, 2012 4:36 AM
    Whats so different from DDR3 mac edition to a regular DDR3 ram, besides a higher price?
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    Vladislaus , July 26, 2012 7:25 AM
    if they wanted eco friendliness why didn't they released a DDR3U RAM module. Also, I think that they're preaching these memories to the wrong choir. People that use Mac don't have a history of changing the hardware from their computers, mostly because Apple voids the warranty if you open an iMac or a MacBook.
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    nebun , July 26, 2012 12:55 PM
    didn't super talent get the memo that apple does not manufacture green products anymore?
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    Camikazi , July 26, 2012 2:25 PM
    jupiter optimus maximusWhats so different from DDR3 mac edition to a regular DDR3 ram, besides a higher price?

    I honestly do not think there is any difference, just more money for the sake of getting more money.
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    Hspito , July 26, 2012 5:06 PM
    @livebriand
    It's not about saving in the electric bill is about the battery lasting a bit longer due to less energy used by the RAM.

    @jupiter optimus maximus
    yes the only difference is the price and that the company took the time to test the memory with a mac, all you have to do is read the reviews and find out whether the memory is mac compatible or not, and save some money. Its doesn't need to be mac compatible to work with mac.

    @Vladislaus
    thats a negative. Apple's does not void the warranty because you open a computer. besides the MacBook Air and the Retina, Apple consider the Ram and HHD user replaceable and DOES NOT void the warranty. I have had a few Macs I know this first hand. A few months ago they replaced the casing of a white macbook which I upgraded the HDD and the RAM.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , July 26, 2012 7:02 PM
    I didn't think Mac users were allowed to change their own memory. Don't they have to take it to one of the "genius" bars in a Apple store?
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    Hspito , July 26, 2012 9:05 PM
    Quote:
    I didn't think Mac users were allowed to change their own memory. Don't they have to take it to one of the "genius" bars in a Apple store?


    Yes you can do it yourself without voiding the warranty. I don't know where people do people get that idea from, maybe from back in the day when apple made all their own hardware. At least i know that since they started using intel this has been possible. they even have a link in their website demonstrating the step by step process.
    RAM: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US#link1
    HARD DRIVE: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MBPRO_13inch_Mid2009_Hard_Drive_DIY.pdf

    I have an iMac and 2 MacBooks, I know this first hand. RAM and HDD is user replaceable some batteries too, depending on the model of the MacBook.
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    del35 , July 28, 2012 2:56 PM
    A greener move would be for iCrap to produce devices that could be serviced, not throw away devices like it currently makes for its legions morons.