4Gb DDR2 Module Proce Drop (for 6Gb upgrade)

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  1. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    OWC recently dropped the price of a 4gb module to $150 from $190. I'm seriously considering upgrading now. I might wait for Newegg to get the G.Skill module back in stock, though, since the price of that will probably drop as well.
     
  2. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought one and hope to have it today or tomorrow. Can't wait to try it in my 17" 2.4ghz SR MBP. 4GB just feels so small when running 7 VM's. Work requires Windows and I do a lot of testing, and running 7 VM's isn't entirely out of the question. Luckily when I can't use my notebook, my MP at home with 12GB of RAM is up to the task. I'm hoping 6GB will get me a little farther at least.
     
  3. m85476585 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, Newegg "Deactivated" the $200 G.Skill module, so I'm probably going to order the OWC module tomorrow.

    7 VM's?! 4Gb feels small for me with just one VM!
     
  4. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

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    has anyone benchmark'd it with 6GB? Do you lose any speed since you have two different memory sizes, everything must be like pairs, correct?

    or does the 6GB make up for it?
     
  5. Stachelsk macrumors regular

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    More RAM will not make up for speed if you bandwidth is slashed.
    I'd just wait a while and see if Apple fixes the 8GB problem.

    ~$150-200 is really expensive for memory... I paid $25 for 4GB (2x2).
    Just wait until DDR3 becomes mainstream and prices drop.
     
  6. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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    The gain from dual channel is minimal, so the loss is also minimal. 2 more gigs of ram is huge. And for those that care, xbench results were nearly equal. Then again, I don't find xbench benchmarks to be all that reliable. I can try some Geekbench memory benchmarks later.

    This is also not the case. When DDR2 became mainstream, DDR Ram went up. I spent $40 on a 512MB DDR DIMM the other day. I could have bought 4GB of DDR2 ram for that price. Old RAM will not be cheap, it will become in more demand because the supply will dwindle.

    Anyway, so far so good with my 4GB Module from OWC. Samsung chips on the stick. I'm happy.
     
  7. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    can you put 6gb in a unibody? i thought it was max'ed at 4
     

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