Cheapest place to get 1GB for MacBook?

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  1. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    I'm looking to get a 1GB stick for my MacBook and leave one of the 256's in. I want a good brand that will be around in a year or so when I want to upgrade to 2GB (if I even do). The prices I see are so high these days. Even DMS, my favorite RAM company, doesn't even have any 1GB sticks, only 2x512MB for $124!!!

    Any advice?
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    eBay, I got a couple "datamen" branded sticks for 100 bucks each the other day. Pretty decent value I suppose, since datamem sticks are said to be quite good.
     
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    I, like many others, opted for G.Skill from newegg. It was bunches cheaper when I made my upgrade, but it still seems like it's one of the cheaper ones out there.

    Good quality, though - no problems whatsoever with mine!
     
  4. ITASOR thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it can't really be from eBay, because my grandpa's buying it for my birthday in a few weeks (we'll probably order next weekend), so it kinda needs to be from a company where he can just call and order or do it over the internet.
     
  5. ITASOR thread starter macrumors 601

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    $108 shipped, not bad! Thanks! The packaging looks kind of crappy though...but I guess that's what you get when you try to get off cheap. Is it good RAM?
     
  6. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Have a Fry's nearby? You should be able to pick up a stick for less than $100 after tax.

    Edit: Nevermind, it seems Fry's is not in NY.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'm a big fan of OWC...$136 is their cheapest stick though. Prices are so crazy these days...
     
  8. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Well, many people around this forum have used it successfully, and I haven't heard about any problems (I would have never bought "no-name" RAM had it not been for so many people recommending it), so yeah, I'd consider it good RAM.

    The packaging was fine to me, but it's the only RAM I've ever bought, so I wouldn't have much to compare it to. Newegg packs it well, so you don't have to worry about any problems through transit.
     
  9. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Second that. When I bought the G.Skill it was like $65 a stick. Now it's nearly double that! :eek:
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    when do you guys think prices will go down? anybody have any sense on ram price cycles from the past?
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The articles I've seen say they'll remain high through at least November, possibly through the holidays. It's due to all the PC users upgrading RAM in preparation for Vista. RAM vendors are upping production, but they're behind the curve for now.
     
  12. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    This is the G.Skill packaging
    Its not the best, but it was worth the money i saved, and it works great!
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    cool seems as if ill be stuck at 768 for a while
     
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    I bought some G.Skill for my Mom's mini. Works great, no problems. If you have any issues with it, I've never had a problem with Newegg when I have to return stuff.
     
  16. ITASOR thread starter macrumors 601

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    Cool, I'll probably go with the G.Skill and then get another stick next year after the holidays when it's back down to <$80/stick.
     
  17. Joe323 macrumors newbie

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    For other users out there, I was able to find this at Fry's for $89.99 a couple days ago. This memory used to be $70 something a couple months back on Newegg.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220078
     

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