Awesome Price: $119 2 GB RAM Upgrade for MacBooks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by amac4me, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. amac4me macrumors 65816

    amac4me

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    Just came across this awesome deal for $119 (after $25 rebate) with free shipping. MacBook owners should jump all over this:

    2GB (2x1GB) PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz CL5 200-Pin SO-DIMM Patriot Signature PSD22G667SK

    Note that the rebate EXPIRES TODAY

    Link

    You're welcome :cool:
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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  3. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Would this RAM happen to fit inside an Intel iMac?
     
  4. FrenchPB macrumors 6502

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    Can I trust this website and this brand? Also, can other people confirm that this would fit in a brandly new MacBook (I'm about to go to the store to get mine)
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i think you can. i have a store nearbye (fry's electronics is the store) and i like them. i've heard others say good things about that brand of RAM
     
  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    That memory is not guaranteed to work in Macbooks, so you may get it and find out it causes problems and/or kernel panics. If you've dealt with memory problems before, you know its not worth the price difference to take chances. But do what you want. You can find guaranteed memory at owc.com and datamem.com.
     
  7. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Do you happen to "pity the fool" that takes the chance?




    :D I kill me...haha
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    There is no such thing as "Mac guaranteed ram".

    Newflash: Macs are now PCs too. You buy a stick, it is a dud stick, tough. Just send it back in for exchange under warranty.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No, but there are places like OWC and DMS that assemble their own branded RAM and specifically test it in Macs to ensure compatibility.

    But your point about Macs being PCs is well-taken...as Apple moves to more PC-like components from Intel and the like, the renowned "pickiness" of Macs for certain other components like RAM should decrease.
     
  10. generik macrumors 601

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    Agreed, "Mac guaranteed ram" really is a concept from the old PPC days....
     
  11. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Even then...I used the cheapest name brand RAM I could find for my iBook and never had a problem..

    I bought guaranteed RAM for my MBP, because the difference in price was only a couple of dollars, so I figured I might as well.
     

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