8GB of RAM for $300.

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  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    Should I pull the trigger on this? I already have 4gb, will it make much of a difference, if I only have a 2.53ghz?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Where can you get 8GB (2x4GB) of DDR3? Prices are like 700$ from other resellers. Absolutely buy it if it's reliable seller.
     
  3. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    The 2.53Ghz MBP (Late 2008) does not support 8GB....if you have the new 13" MBP 2.53Ghz...then sure.

    It makes a little bit of difference. For sure if you run CS4 much.
     
  4. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    Again, where are you getting this deal?
     
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  6. combine macrumors newbie

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    what are your usage with your macbook? it might be an overkill
     
  7. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you really need 8GB of RAM? Really?

    Plus CPU speed doesn't really affect RAM.
     
  8. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    I'm Pretty sure that's DDR2 Ram, Because DD3 Ram cost more
     
  9. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    This massive "need" for ram is all driven by Vista and everyone's preaching that it needs 3-4gb to run correctly. It's bleeding over to us and people think they're getting shorted hardware since it's not as high as it is with a Vista PC. I agree to an extent but it's just not needed.
     
  10. zachplaysguitar macrumors 6502

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    I have the 13" 2.53 and I rarely have less than 2 GB of ram FREE. I think think this is indeed overkill, unless you're doing something extremely memory intensive.
     
  11. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its DDR3 and I have the new 15-inch. The one released in June.
     
  12. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    would you mind sharing where you are getting 8gb ddr3 for only 300 dollars ?
     
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  14. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1. TGTBT = To Good To Be True

    2. If you paste the website that shows this great priced ram, I am sure someone can let you know if it is the right ram for your MBP.
     
  16. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    You can't tell if you need more RAM by seeing how much remains "free". You need to look at your pageins/outs. You don't want "free" RAM, you want to be using the stuff!
     
  17. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    I think the OP is going to be upset when they find out that their newly purchased DDR2 RAM will not fit in to a DDR3 DIMM slot...
     
  18. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Where can I check these page in/outs?
     
  19. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Run "Activity Monitor" under utilities and click the "System Memory" button on the bottom.
     
  20. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Open Activity Monitor (Apps > Utilities). At the bottom, click on system memory. Page ins/out are listed right below.

    EDIT: D'oh, you beat me to it.
     
  21. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    Boesky asks too many questions that can be easily searched/added to current threads...
     
  22. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    I'd use that money towards a SSD if you don't already have one instead. Especially with the kinda reasonably priced OCZs that are coming out.

    SSD+4gb RAM >>>>>>>>> 8gb RAM


    Faster boot time, programs open at the blink of an eye, etc, etc, etc.
     
  23. ThundrChicken macrumors newbie

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    To the OP, could you please share with us where you're getting this $300 for 8GB deal from? It sounds TGTBT for DDR3 speeds. ;)
     
  24. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    It is too good to be true
     
  25. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PM me. I don't want to share with too many people.
     

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