$60 of RAM from Best Buy plus $40 labor?

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  1. piatti macrumors 6502a

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    Is switching the RAM easy enough for me to do? Or should I pay the $100 at Best Buy inlcuding labor.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you're not going to have them do the work you might as well not overpay for the RAM too. If you're going for an upgrade to 8 GB the sticks shouldn't cost more than $45.
     
  3. RedCroissant Suspended

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    You should be able to do it yourself. If in doubt, check out youtube and you'll probably find a few videos showing you how to do it. The computer is designed so that the RAM can be upgraded, so I don't see why you need to pay someone at BestBuy to do what you most likely could.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    $40 to upgrade your ram? Holy hell! I'll do it for $20 or a case of beer!
     
  5. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Beer!

    Awesome.
     
  6. merrillmonster macrumors newbie

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  7. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Unless you're doing said RAM upgrade to an iMac lab with 24+ machines... gets a bit tedious after the first 3 or 4. :D
     
  8. merrillmonster macrumors newbie

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    word
     
  9. foodog macrumors 6502a

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    easy yes,.... fun?
     
  10. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Best Buy - $60 RAM, $40 labor

    Apple - $200 RAM, probably included labor

    I guess BB is an improvement, but still rough. Installation of RAM is simple for most machines, so save the money.
     
  11. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    Never, EVER pay for Geeksquat to do ANYTHING!
     
  12. PPFee macrumors 6502

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    I agree man, honestly go into radioshack and ask if anyone there knows how and offer them a few bucks, they will likely do it for free, i did this more often than you'd think when i was employed there.
     
  13. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    As stated above multiple times, just do it yourself. Upgrading RAM on apple machines is dead simple and doesn’t void your warranty. You can buy RAM for less than that and with 10 minutes and a screwdriver you can put it in yourself.
     
  14. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I'll do it for $10 and a sixer!
     
  15. PPFee macrumors 6502

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    Im sure they even have youtube instructional videos like they do for everything now, that will give you a visual idea of whats taking place. Its not hard, just follow instructions, like a high-tech nintendo cartridge but flimsier.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Kids today. :p
     
  17. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Yeah when I was younger I would forego the $10 and go for the six pack
     

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