8 GB (2x4 GB) memory for $20-25

diamond3

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There are a lot of memory sales going on today. Definitely the lowest prices this year. I bought some a few weeks ago with a rebate for $25, so it is even lower now. It's worth the upgrade if you have a computer that uses DDR3 memory. These will work in the Macbook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac.

Here are a couple
Patriot Set: $40-$20 rebate = $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220545

G-Skill for $25 (no rebate involved)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231342
**Correction thanks to Queen of Spades
 
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diamond3

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I changed my post to avoid any confusion, thanks. But it's a no-brain decision to upgrade right now. You could probably sell the 4 GB for $20 to help cover the cost.
 

diamond3

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my link above...just double that. 16gig for 60$ and its good kingston ram.
That is for 2 x 4 GB memory for 8 GB total, not 1 x 8 GB. I would have thought the same thing but i looked up the part number and it referenced a lot that were 2 x 4 GB.
 

Vantage Point

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One year ago I paid $128 for 8GB 2x4gb sticks for my 2010 MBP. Two years ago they were $600. Of course hard drives have doubled in price but that is due to floods in Thailand
 

wisty

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RAM - $2.50 / GB.
SSD - $1 / GB.
HDD - $0.1 / GB.

OK, if you are talking high-quality, 16GB DDR3 EEC stuff (which needs a server chip, or maybe AMD), then it's ~$20/GB.

Still. You are talking about a *major* league server (say, 16*16GB - 256GB total) costing ~$5000 for the RAM. I don't know if it's possible (hardware wise), but 4 sockets, 8 slots a socket, and 16GB a slot could give you half a T of RAM, for ~$10,000 (just the RAM).

You can see why CPU IO can be an issue, though.
 

native00

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There are a lot of memory sales going on today. Definitely the lowest prices this year. I bought some a few weeks ago with a rebate for $25, so it is even lower now. It's worth the upgrade if you have a computer that uses DDR3 memory. These will work in the Macbook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac.
Will these also work in some Macbook models?
 

aerok

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Always go with Kingston when possible, always had issues with my Macbook freezing when using other brands.
 
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