8GB Memory at $180 Worth It?

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  1. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    So is it cheaper to do $180 8GB memory for 15 inch macbook at the start? Or is it cheaper aftermarket upgrade?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    wow that kit is cheap .. about 20 dollars or so cheaper than OWC
    it works with the new mbps?
     
  5. zer0cool2011 macrumors newbie

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    Aftermarket

    I picked up an 8GB kit from Fry's for $89 right aftr I picked up the new Pro from BB today. Installed it in about 5 minutes.
     
  6. Dallus macrumors newbie

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    I am wondering the same thing.
     
  7. Dallus macrumors newbie

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    I know this is a noob question but is there anything you can do with the 4 gigs that you took out? Like have apple buy them back? :confused:
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, Apple won't buy them back. You could try to sell them via Craigslist or eBay, but I doubt you'd get much for them. Most would rather buy new RAM, with a warranty.
     
  9. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    Use Crucial. They're not the cheapest, but I think they're one of the most dependable aftermarket RAM companies.
     
  10. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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  11. Dallus macrumors newbie

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    Will this work in the new 17in MBP?
     
  12. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    According to the reviews it looks like it does, I ordered it for my new MBP i7.
     
  13. Dallus macrumors newbie

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    Excellent! I will buy right now and pick up my new 17 tomorrow :] Thanks so very much!
     
  14. Dallus macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again for the promo code! Made my day!
     
  15. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    NP, hope it works good for you. I hope it works good for me too.:D
     
  16. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that promo makes that RAM look very tantalizing. So how is it? Reliable and safe? I hear sticking bad ram in your laptop is a lot worse than chucking in a bad HDD/SSD.
     
  17. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Heck yeah I got that kit last night shell shocker + 15% off = $55 shipped bam.

    so NO op, it's not worth $180. More like $60 is worth it.
     
  18. Dallus macrumors newbie

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    Reviews on NE seem pretty good to me.
     
  19. Jottle macrumors 6502

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    I'm a little leery of this RAM. Some of these reviews report problems using this RAM in mbp 13'' from 2009 and 2010. The G.Skill responses in this review are directing people to their "apple specific" DIMMS. Anyone have info on the discrepancies? The majority of reviewers with imacs, mbp 15/17 say they have no problems, but others report problems.
     
  20. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Aftermarket is only about $70 once it goes on sale. You just have to keep your eyes open.
     
  21. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Well the problem here is that 13" 2010 did not accept 1333Mhz. If they did their research they would not have run into this problem. I specifically had to skip 1333Mhz ram deal to get 1066Mhz ram for my 2010. Now that I have the 2011 MBP, this 1333Mhz should work fine.
     
  22. gmans46 macrumors regular

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    that promo code didnt work for me did I do something wrong?
     
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