8GB RAM Modules ON SALE!

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  1. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  2. Axiosion macrumors newbie

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    Wow, that's a pretty good deal. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yea that's 16gb for $120. That's a steal. I ordered 2 modules myself.
     
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  5. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez... and to think that this stuff used to be like $1,500 (for 16 GB) less than a year ago.
     
  6. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know, insane!
     
  7. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    Oh God, I obviously have the funds, and the want. My heart is totally for it, and I know it's going to help tremendously!

    But... but... my head wouldn't let me do it! It's saying that something is wrong if prices keep falling like this!
     
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    I thought the same thing about 2 months ago, but when with the statement you used (same one I used) which was it would help tremendously. For me, it was not only a matter of want but actual need. I bit the bullet and bought the RAM and an SSD at the same time and although wish I could have gotten the savings, I actually benefitted from it (as it was for work) so just looked forward and enjoyed the upgrades.

    When running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP (all in VMs) and OSX concurrently, the page ins were killing my HDDs and SSD so it only made sense. Yes, I need to run these all at once to mimic a network situation to recreate errors are experiencing, as I work in support and fix others issues thus I need them all running to recreate their network issues.
     
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    I know it doesn't make all that much difference in real world performance, but since I have 1600MHz ram currently, I've been waiting to see if/when 8gb modules at that speed will hit the market.
     
  14. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    not quite.
     
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    Get ready to see lots of this:

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    I don't trust any off-brand modules like that.
     
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  18. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    I've already seen 4 of these in 3 days with the corsair kit! After #4, I ripped it out of my MBP and hopped in my car to return them to fry's within the hour!!! Gonna pay extra for the crucial kit from newegg!

    And I have a 2011 2.3 MBP 17.
     
  19. onions macrumors member

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    hit and miss. my corsair kit is working fine.
     
  20. Acejam2k macrumors regular

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    I bought the 16GB Corsair RAM kit from NewEgg when it was on sale for Black Friday. It caused my machine to beachball numerous times. I took the RAM out and returned it back to NewEgg for a refund, and my issues are now gone.

    FWIW - the RAM passed multiple (10+) rounds of Memtest.
     
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    Dang , missed this sale ram back up to $79.99
     
  22. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    I'm doing likewise. I currently have 1333MHz 8GB RAM, and was looking to go to the 1600MHz eventually for the boost in integrated GPU performance, but I figured I might as well wait three months (or however long it takes) and get 16GB 1600MHz RAM at a decent price.
     
  23. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I think after reading all of this I will stick to OWC or Crucial RAM.
     

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