4GB kingston memory $200 at Best Buy

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  1. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816

    mattwolfmatt

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    is this a good deal? I'm interested in upgrading my memory in my 2.4Ghz MBP. At apple.com it's $400 for 4GB, I found a place online that's $79 for 4GB, and at Best But it's $200. How is this possible?

    PC2-6400 800/667/533MHz

    I'm overwhelmed by the jargon. I want some memory that works and will result in a noticeable increase in performance. Where should I go?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Buy it online for $79. Last week it was $63.99 with free shipping for 2 x 2 GB G.Skill.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Or you could get over twice that at OWC for the same amount of money.

    Buy online. Stay away from Best Buy.
     
  4. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    Apple marks up absurdly for corporate buyers/scared buyers/people that do not know better, etc.

    Best Buy marks up half as absurdly for convenience/people scared to shop online, etc.

    Personally, I like OWC who makes sure you get the right stuff for your mac, and Newegg in general.

    I never even consider a traditional retailer unless it is a small shop I have a relationship with, or I need something in the next three minutes.

    Installing RAM will not void your warranty, is not difficult, and might make you more comfortable with your computer.
     
  5. cMacSW macrumors regular

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    Just upgraded my MBP to 4 gig from Newegg, about $70. Install was super easy.
     
  6. mattwolfmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks to you guys for your advice. This confirms what I was thinking. As long as it fits (and is readable), memory is memory.

    Thanks also for not jumping all over me: "Have you looked at THIS thread? [enter 8 month old obscure link here]"

    Wow. $70 for 4GB. Lightning speeds here I come!
     
  7. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I haven't actually noticed a dramatic boost in speed for regular computing. only thing i've noticed is faster cacheing and burning dvds or encoding vids. Menus aren't that much snappier, plus sleep takes twice as long to write to the hd.
     
  8. Habusho macrumors 6502

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    It's the same product. As long as you go with a major brand RAM manufacturer you're good. They even back up their product with a lifetime warranty.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That's a terrible price! That's more than buying 4GB sticks!
     
  10. mattwolfmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ha! Best But.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You know you could have just edited your post? :p
     
  12. mattwolfmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I know. This was way funnier. Anytime but/butt is an accident, it's funny. In my book anyway.
     
  13. Freewayjim macrumors regular

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    I spent $99 for a 2 x 2GB Corsair RAM kit at Micro Center last month, they always have those kits available and sometimes you can find a sale.

    Yeah it's a little more than what you can pay online but you don't have to wait for it.
     
  14. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    I'd steer clear of that. Go for OWC RAM; I have 4GB and it works just fine.
     
  15. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    Just upgraded to 4GB Mushkin RAM for my MBP for $67 and with an additional $20 rebate to boot, for a grand total of $47. Can't go wrong there. Just installed it today!
     
  16. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I want to know who spends $400.00 on memory from Apple. link
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Search on the forums; you'll find a few.
     
  18. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my god wow that's way too much
     

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