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3rd party memory on Alu MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by showkati, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    Hey everyone

    I was thinking about upgrading my memory for my 2gb aluminum MacBook using 3rd party brands, but i heard some reports of 3rd party memories being unstable in these new models.

    I don't want to pay for apple's memory because frankly they are a rip off. If anyone has upgraded with 3rd party memory please tell if you have experienced anything negative after putting it in.

    Thanks :D

    apologies if this is a repeat thread. if you guys have any links to the older posts please post.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    VSMacOne

    #2
    Actually, Apple's price for DDR3 is not that bad.. It's actually pretty good deal..
    But anyway, I don't think the problems are brand specific.. I've seen people use Crucial without any problems, and other with problems... I would hold off a little bit before buying if you don't want to buy from Apple, and see if some of these issues go away...
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    shady825

    #3
    Crucial is what I plan on going with..
    Ive been curious if the problem really is with the memory or if its the machine..
     
  4. macrumors member

    fuzzycuffs

    #4
    Apple's $150 price for 4GB where you don't get to keep the 2GB is not a good price at all. And you can only get it when you order it.

    Crucial and OWC are floating around $100 right now, give or take, and you get to keep the 2GB.

    I still have not heard a definitive answer regarding 10.5.6 fixing the ram issue on the Macbooks. My finger is floating above the buy button on OWC's website for more ram for this thing.
     

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