Upgrading RAM in Apple Store....same $ as Online Store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 66217, May 28, 2006.

  1. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Just a quick question:

    Is it more expensive upgrading RAM at the store?
  2. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816


    Dec 1, 2005
    No:D You`ll pay just three times more at the store. Not much:D :D :D
  3. McGiord, May 28, 2006
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    check out online stores

    you'll get a better deal anywhere else...I am not sure if I can post links of any store...if it's forbidden..sorry I never read the rules...I always buy in OWC, do a google search, you'll have a quick idea...

    At the end it's your call...do you know how to install it...are you afraid of do it ...people afraid of doing the installation prefer to pay for it...If you want to spare some bucks do it yourself there is no NASA procedure...just be careful with static...many other could explain you how to
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  4. 66217 thread starter Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Can I buy RAM from Best-Buy or CompUSA?

    As for installing it, a friend of mine could help me.
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Your problem with Best Buy, CompUSA, NewEgg or any other discounter is that they don't sell RAM that is guaranteed compatible with your Mac. Not all RAM works in Macs, even if it says "DDR2-677 SODIMM" or whatevcer the basic spec is. If it doesn't work, you have the time and expense of sending it back, and in some cases, a restocking fee if you want a refund.

    There are some good vendors who do guarantee compatibility, offer a lifetime warranty, and a no cost return if it doesn't work. OWC has been mentioned, Crucial and Data Memory Systems are also recommended most often by MR members.
  6. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2005
    You'll find better deals and quality RAM elsewhere. I would recommend newegg.com there are quite a few 1GB modules on there that are sub $100 that people have had luck with in many mac models.

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