2GB RAM (single stick) for MBP??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aahhdum, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. aahhdum macrumors newbie

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    I'm purchasing a MBP after MWSF and I'm trying to figure out how much RAM to get. It comes w/ 1GB or I can upgrade to 2x1GB or 3GB (1x1GB + 1x2GB). I've been looking around (Crucial and RamSeeker) at prices for 2GB single sticks, not kits and they're either really expensive, $850 or impossible to find for a MBP. Apple sells the upgrade for $500. Does anyone know why this is? And will prices go down soon for a single stick that big?

    Also, what would happen if I tried to put 2x2GB sticks in my MBP? Is it overkill?

    Thanks.
     
  2. phungy macrumors 68020

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    If I remember, it will only register as 3GB when 2x2GB RAM are placed in.
     
  3. emaja macrumors 68000

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    There is a 3GB limitation, so it will recognize only 3 of the 4GB you have installed.

    OWC has the 2GB Samsung chips HERE for $619.99.
     
  4. aahhdum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any guesses on how long it will take before prices go down considerably (under $400) for a 2GB stick of RAM?

    Thanks for all the info.
     
  5. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Since one company (Samsung) is the only maker of the 2 GB stick of Ram for the moment they can charge any amount for it ..Once more makers make the 2 Gb sticks will come down in $$
     

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