Is this MacBook memory safe?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SanibelMan, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. SanibelMan macrumors member

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    I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook memory from 512MB to 2GB, and the lowest price I can find is at 18004memory.com. Has anyone bought this brand of memory and did it work okay? I ask because I bought generic ram through them for my wife's Gateway laptop and it gave me the blue screen of death, and I while I don't want to be disappointed again, I also don't want to spend twice that to get Kingston.
     
  2. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    what's wrong with the gskill or patriot at newegg for about $80/G?
    great warranty from newegg and manufacturer. great reviews from many users on the product compatibility and the vendor.

    and save about $40
     
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The place sounds dodgey. I'd stick with Newegg and Gskill.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Ohhh dear.

    NewEgg don't guarantee Mac compatibility, and they can charge you restocking if it doesn't work and you want a refund (and according to PCWorld's customer survey, NE charge restocking fees twice as often as the industry average). Buyer beware.

    18004memory (Coast to Coast Memory) knows Macs and guarantees Mac compatibility. The company has been in business for 13 years (not as long as us ;) , but WAY longer than NewEgg), they have a 30 day money back guarantee, and no restocking charge if they recommended the RAM for your particular model. They have a 94% approval rating on resellerratings.com. They are not "dodgy" in the least. I would have no hesitation in doing business with them.

    iW00t: Another erroneous and/or uninformed post. If you don't know what you are talking about, do us a favor and don't post.

    SanibelMan: If you are in the USA, also have a look at Data Memory Systems - they have 2 Gb kits at US$218 and US$158
     
  5. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Newegg has Kingston RAM for the Macbook for way cheaper than the G.Skill. Sadly its all sold out :( I believe it was being sold for $68 per 1x1GB stick which is a killer deal. You can get the G.Skill for $85 shipped per 1x1GB stick.
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No drat it, that is not the Kingston RAM for the MacBook, that is the generic Kingston ValueRAM KVR- series

    Just because it says Kingston doesn't mean it is guaranteed compatible - in fact Kingston specifically disclaims compatibility for their KVR series RAM.

    Yes the specs are nominally correct. Yes it may work for you. If it doesn't however, you have no support from Kingston, and a hassle getting your money back.

    The Kingston KTA-MB667/1G at NewEgg is $134.99 per 1 Gb stick.
     
  7. SanibelMan thread starter macrumors member

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    Oops. Well, I bought the NewEgg G.Skill sticks. Came to $164 with shipping. There are dozens of positive reviews by people using them with MacBooks, so I guess I'll just hope for the best. Thanks for the advice.

    And hey, as long as the memory's more reliable than the first two logic boards on this thing, I'll be happy. (One for random shut down, the other for a non-charging battery. Harumph.)
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    That ValueRam f'd up my PowerMac G5.....good to see you back posting a lot CanadaRam.

    :)
     
  9. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I see, when I clicked on the link via a bargain site, it was already sold out so and redirected me to the main page so I wasn't able to completely read the specs. I just saw it was for PC2-5300 667Mhz. My bad! My vote still goes to G.Skill.
     
  10. keeneye macrumors newbie

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    mixed up ram

    Is it a bad idea to use the one gig stick of Apple ram with my MPB and then add say this Newegg ram everyone is talking about. I always heard that you should stick with the same brand for both sticks or do you guys think it will make that big of a difference.
    Thanks
     
  11. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    As long as both are to the specifications reccomended by Apple, there won't be a problem.

    As a side note, would it be cheaper for me (in the UK) to order from an American site and then pay for the shipping?

    It just seems to be a whole let cheaper at the minute ($180 is probably just above or around £100, better than the £180 that most places seem to be charging for 2x1Gb sticks for the MacBook).
     

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