Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 26, 2009, 11:53 PM   #1
nojustice
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Best place to buy Macbook Ram?

Just ordered a new 2.0 GHZ Aluminum macbook and wondering where a cheap and reliable place to get 4 GB of RAM from would be? Newegg doesn't seem to have any.
nojustice is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 12:00 AM   #2
p.luik
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Faribault, MN
Send a message via AIM to p.luik
macsales.com
OWC is a great resource for most mac upgrades.
Newegg is cheaper if available.
__________________
Mac Pro 2.8x8 10GB RAM
11" MacBook Air 1.4 4GB/64GB
27 Mb/s download rate:http://www.speedtest.net/rank/2176499404.png
p.luik is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 07:49 AM   #3
gollum
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: MI
Crucial.com
Free Shipping, Lifetime Warranty.
gollum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 08:32 AM   #4
fenderbass146
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northwest Indiana
Newegg.com

I have ordered every thing pc from this website and i got 4gb of ram for like 50 bucks for my macbook
__________________
MacBook Air 1.3 i5 256 GB SSD 4 GB DDR3
iPad Air 16 GB Silver
iPhone 5 16 GB Verizon Black
5th Gen U2 iPod 30 GB
fenderbass146 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 10:22 AM   #5
NewMacbookPlz
macrumors 68040
 
NewMacbookPlz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by gollum View Post
Crucial.com
Free Shipping, Lifetime Warranty.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fenderbass146 View Post
Newegg.com

I have ordered every thing pc from this website and i got 4gb of ram for like 50 bucks for my macbook
These two sites. Hell, sometimes newegg has crucial brand RAM cheaper and with faster free shipping than crucial!!
__________________
Collector's Edition 2.0ghz Aluminum MacBook, 8 GB iPhone EDGE, Canon 450D/50mm f1.8
NewMacbookPlz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 10:58 AM   #6
hak187
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
I got mine from Crucial.

Plus I am a member of ebates (www.ebates.com) - so I got 6% off on my purchase as well.

I used ebates when I bought my macbook as well. The apple store only gets you 1% cash back from ebates, but considering my macbook was around $1500, the 1% came out to about $15.

I would highly suggest checking out ebates.com if you buy alot of stuff off of the internet. Off the top of my head - newegg.com, crucial.com, ebay, tiger direct, officemax, best buy, etc are all on ebates and you can earn some good $ by going through ebates.
hak187 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 11:00 AM   #7
techfreak85
macrumors 68040
 
techfreak85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Places
Send a message via AIM to techfreak85
+1 for crucial
__________________
Take it. Embrace it. Love it.
techfreak85 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 11:12 AM   #8
NeGRit0
macrumors 6502a
 
NeGRit0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nv
crucial from newegg, or frys. I got my 4gb upgrade from frys for dirt cheap via a rebate.
NeGRit0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 11:13 AM   #9
angemon89
macrumors 68000
 
angemon89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The place where Apple designs stuff
IMO people should just BTO from Apple. Their 4GB price is not that much more that what you could get it for from crucial or other sites. And sure, you won't have the extra 2x1GB sticks left over, but what are you gonna do with those anyway?

I think the small extra price (~$30) is worth it considering you're gonna have full support from Apple should the memory fail - and since DDR3 is a rather new technology, I think it's somewhat likely to happen.
__________________
Assembled in China (mostly)
angemon89 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 11:14 AM   #10
techfreak85
macrumors 68040
 
techfreak85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Places
Send a message via AIM to techfreak85
Quote:
Originally Posted by angemon89 View Post
IMO people should just BTO from Apple. Their 4GB price is not that much more that what you could get it for from crucial. And sure you won't have the extra 2x1GB sticks left over, but what are you gonna do with those anyway?
Um, its a lot cheeper, and u get free ram.
__________________
Take it. Embrace it. Love it.
techfreak85 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 11:18 AM   #11
skye12
macrumors 65816
 
skye12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Austin, Tx
I get mine from OWC. Never any problem and is a bit cheaper than
Crucial.
__________________
MB 2.4 C2D, 250GB 7200 HD, 4GB ram
skye12 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:22 PM   #12
warning9
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Send a message via AIM to warning9 Send a message via Yahoo to warning9
+1 for macsales.com
__________________
Patrick
http://www.twitter.com/warning9
warning9 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:31 PM   #13
DewGuy1999
macrumors 68040
 
DewGuy1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
+1 for crucial.com, quality RAM, great service.
DewGuy1999 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:42 PM   #14
Galley
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Another vote for Crucial.com.
__________________
24" Aluminum iMac, 64GB iPad 3G, 32 GB white iPhone 3GS
Galley is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2009, 03:50 PM   #15
NeGRit0
macrumors 6502a
 
NeGRit0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nv
Quote:
Originally Posted by angemon89 View Post
IMO people should just BTO from Apple. Their 4GB price is not that much more that what you could get it for from crucial or other sites. And sure, you won't have the extra 2x1GB sticks left over, but what are you gonna do with those anyway?

I think the small extra price (~$30) is worth it considering you're gonna have full support from Apple should the memory fail - and since DDR3 is a rather new technology, I think it's somewhat likely to happen.
Quote:
Originally Posted by techfreak85 View Post
Um, its a lot cheeper, and u get free ram.
^ Thats why! Save money in the first place then sell the extra ram later on.
NeGRit0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2009, 12:39 AM   #16
STSNorthstar
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
I got 2 bad 4gb crucial sticks form newegg. When using 3 finger swipe in safari, or watching video, the computer would crash. It got so bad that it hung on booting. I pulled the hard drive first and put it in an enclosure to harvest its data, then removed the ram from the macbook and replaced the factory sticks. Works fine now.

Already RMAed it to newegg. expecting replacement sticks shortly.
__________________
Mac mini (Nvidia) | 2.0 C2D | 2GB RAM | 120GB HD | 23" ACD
CE Unibody MacBook | 2.4 C2D | 4GB RAM | 250GB HD
30GB iPod Video | 16GB iPod touch
STSNorthstar is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2009, 01:00 AM   #17
NewMacbookPlz
macrumors 68040
 
NewMacbookPlz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by STSNorthstar View Post
I got 2 bad 4gb crucial sticks form newegg. When using 3 finger swipe in safari, or watching video, the computer would crash. It got so bad that it hung on booting. I pulled the hard drive first and put it in an enclosure to harvest its data, then removed the ram from the macbook and replaced the factory sticks. Works fine now.

Already RMAed it to newegg. expecting replacement sticks shortly.
If you installed both 4GB sticks, that was most likely the cause of your issues. The MB's are terribly unstable when you run 8GB of RAM.
__________________
Collector's Edition 2.0ghz Aluminum MacBook, 8 GB iPhone EDGE, Canon 450D/50mm f1.8
NewMacbookPlz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2009, 05:54 AM   #18
ashjamben
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Leeds, UK
Send a message via AIM to ashjamben Send a message via MSN to ashjamben
i'd go for crucial myself, nothing cheaper in the UK
__________________
audiophile: one who listens to the stereo rather than the music.
ashjamben is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2009, 09:55 AM   #19
yg17
macrumors G5
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO
I just bought this from NewEgg and it works great in my new MacBook.

NewEgg is generally the best place to buy computer parts. Even if they're a bit more expensive than some other online store, I'll pay the extra just for their excellent customer service.
__________________
Barack Obama is not a foreign born, brown skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away healthcare. You're thinking of Jesus.
yg17 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 29, 2009, 11:26 PM   #20
STSNorthstar
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewMacbookPlz View Post
If you installed both 4GB sticks, that was most likely the cause of your issues. The MB's are terribly unstable when you run 8GB of RAM.
I made a typo. I meant to say 2 2GB sticks. I know of the 8GB instability.

Regardless, the computer is still running flawlessly since the factory RAM was replaced.

yg, thats the exact Ram I bought, I got faulty sticks, so homefully there wasn't a bad run of them.
__________________
Mac mini (Nvidia) | 2.0 C2D | 2GB RAM | 120GB HD | 23" ACD
CE Unibody MacBook | 2.4 C2D | 4GB RAM | 250GB HD
30GB iPod Video | 16GB iPod touch
STSNorthstar is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Places to Buy Macbook Pro Ram klooney Mac Basics and Help 5 Oct 26, 2008 11:46 PM
Best place to buy MB ram - Canada, GTA xianshell Buying Tips and Advice 0 Aug 4, 2008 11:56 AM
cheapest/best place to buy apple ram CQuedado Mac Basics and Help 7 Jul 14, 2008 02:57 PM
Best place to buy MacBook Battery grpaul349 MacBook Pro 1 Jan 21, 2008 06:25 PM
Best place to buy Macbook? Yoursh Buying Tips and Advice 17 Aug 14, 2006 12:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC