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Old Mar 18, 2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Will apple genius bar install third-party RAM for you?

Yeah, just checking. Gonna get a corsair valueselect 1GB sodimm off fry's for 65 bucks, and just need to know.

If so, how much will it cost?
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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My guess whould be no.

And, $65 for a 1GB stick? It's probably not that good anyway. I wouldn't pay less than $100 for a 1GB stick.
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 06:49 PM   #3
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It's very easy to do yourself. Why would you pay someone to do that easy job?
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 06:55 PM   #4
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I reccomend doing it yourself. It's very simple and requires no computer knowledge.
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 07:01 PM   #5
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MacBook is dirt simple... MBP is only slightly more difficult and both are documented in the manual.
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 07:08 PM   #6
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Yeah, i guess your right.

Im just a little hyperactive and afraid of damaging it.
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 07:14 PM   #7
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No, the genius bar will not install 3rd party RAM or any other hardware for that matter (such as a hard drive) into any Mac unless you purchase it direct from Apple. The Corsair memory should be just fine, but as others have mentioned, it's so easy to install yourself that there is no sense in paying someone else to do it.
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And, $65 for a 1GB stick? It's probably not that good anyway. I wouldn't pay less than $100 for a 1GB stick.
Then you are getting ripped off.
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 10:04 PM   #9
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Then you are getting ripped off.
Glad to see somebody sees a point in not buying Crucial RAM
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My guess whould be no.

And, $65 for a 1GB stick? It's probably not that good anyway. I wouldn't pay less than $100 for a 1GB stick.
or it could be that he just got a good deal on the RAM
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 10:30 PM   #11
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If anyone is interested, Newegg has Crucial RAM on sale--a 1 Gb stick is $69.99.

Link here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145048

Their normal price is $79.99, which is the most affordable I've seen it....

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 11:15 PM   #12
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My guess whould be no.

And, $65 for a 1GB stick? It's probably not that good anyway. I wouldn't pay less than $100 for a 1GB stick.
So...things that are more expensive are automatically better? Wow, I'm glad you're not my accountant.

$100 for a 1 GB stick these days is a complete ripoff. Very good memory can be had for $65-$75 per 1GB, or even less in a couple places.
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