Cheap memory for MBP at Fry's

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dailo, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. dailo macrumors regular

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    Fry's has a 1GB SO-DIMM PC5300, 667MHz DDR2 for 70 buxs after rebate. It's by mushkin, seems like a pretty good deal if you need more memory.
     
  2. ucscc10 macrumors member

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    i seriously <3 fry's. they never bug you (mainly since no one knows anything) and cheap prices.
     
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Cheap memory is great for causing kernel panics in PPC Macs. I'm not sure yet if Intel Macs are as picky about the memory they'll use, just be careful.
     
  4. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    If they have a return policy thats worth anything then go for it.
    Retail stores like that should have a good policy for returns.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    And some sellers charge 15% for non-defective returns for refund.
    (a RAM module that works in a PC but not in a Mac is not "defective")
    Please check the fine print before you buy.

    Here's Fry's policy

    http://www.frys.com/
    "1. For a refund or exchange, most products may be returned within 30 days of original purchase date. Some other products, such as notebook computers, memory, microprocessors, network-attached storage, CD and DVD recorders, camcorders, digital cameras, air conditioners, and wireless phones may be returned within 15 days of original purchase date. See store management for specific information.
    2. Original receipt must accompany any product to be returned / exchanged.
    3. Product must be in original box with original accessories, packaging, manuals, and registration card in undamaged, clean, and brand- new condition.
    4. Products returned within policy with the UPC Code missing from the box may only be accepted back as an exchange for the exact same item.
    5. Product that is returned incomplete, damaged, or has been used -- if accepted -- will require a deduction. This deduction is final. Subsequent return of missing items will not reverse the deduction."
     
  6. dailo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've bought memory from fry's a few times, and usually have had no problems returning it for a full refund. Just tell them you don't want it anymore and they wont' hassle you.
     
  7. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I was at fry's looking for ram, the guy told me it was [something that started with a "C"] I am assuming he said Crucial, but I forgot. Does $119 sound right for 1GB of Crucial RAM?
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    All I can say is that many times you get what you pay for. If you get lucky and have no probelms, good for you. But if you're not being a cheap-ass in buying your computer, since you're buying a Mac in the first place, why cheap out on something as important as RAM? Don't just arbitrarily look for the best deal. Is saving $30 worth kernel panics and system problems?

    Make sure the dealer explicitly guarantees Mac-compatibility and has a 100% lifetime guarantee. As CanadaRAM says, read the fine print. :cool:
     
  9. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    While were on the subject of RAM: If in fact frys is selling Crucial ram for $119, would it be better to get that or OWC RAM for the same price?
    Edit* never mind, it wasn't Crucial, it was Corsair. So, OWC is selling OWC brand and Techworks. What should I use?
     
  10. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    Umm.. I bought a Patriot 2GB Kit (2x1GB) PC2-5300 for my MBP from Fry's for $159. ...It works so wonderfully. Actually better than the 1gb stick that I (and many other MR members) bought from MacMall for $50 for my 12" PB. Although I know that sometimes with cheap ram it could be a 50/50 chance. :p Hooray for deals.
     
  11. After G macrumors 68000

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    Using Corsair in my Mac mini. Works great. Worth the $119.
     
  12. boxmetogo macrumors newbie

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    has anyone tried those mushkin's? they' aren't bad rams? im just curious if it's compatible with the mac books proS? anyone?
     
  13. generik macrumors 601

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    Mushkin is pretty decent, but they don't make their own modules (same as with Crucial really)
     
  14. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    "Windows is more stable than the Macs, intel or not"

    some dumass rep lurking around in an attempt to pursuade us to buy a system. stupid frys reps. too damn pro-windoze
     
  15. ntrsfrml macrumors regular

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    Mushkin is a very good company..and a holds a Huge reputation in Windows/Linux system builder community.. They are like #1(Other than OCZ, Corsair and Gskill) in O/Cing memory and have the best return policy w/ lifetime warranty.

    Thats True, Muskin "hand picks" memory chips from big manufacturer like Samsung and Micron.. and way better than buying OEM or generic or Value name brand.
     
  16. generik macrumors 601

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    The thing about fry's that worries me is I've heard stories about how they repackage returned goods and try to sell them off as new. Can anyone validate this claim?
     
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  18. ntrsfrml macrumors regular

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    Yes, Outpost is their Online name/site.
     
  19. ntrsfrml macrumors regular

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    Check ResellerRatings >>> http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1773.html
     

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