8GB RAM Prices - Any one find any below $300?

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  1. bigdaddyc188 macrumors member

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    I have been looking to see how much I can pick up PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz type RAM 8GB (2x4GB) and can't seem to find it under $300.


    Anyone able to get it cheaper and where if so.
     
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    quick search reveals 4 + 8gb kits for around 250 cad

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231294
     
  3. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    I'm using this GSkill kit in my 15" MBP. Tastes great and it's less filling!

    Price is crazy good right now. It was over $300 just a little while ago. Better grab it while it's sub $250.

    cheers
    JohnG
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    Why get 4x2 when you can get 2x4 for less. OWC has it for $239.99

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/8566DDR3S8GP/
     
  5. 1=1? macrumors regular

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  6. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    no, who said it did?
     
  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Newegg has it for $105 shipped x2 = $210. It was $230 for two a few days ago.

    You haven't been searching hard enough ;)
     
  8. 1=1? macrumors regular

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    I am not very competent yet in hardware changes/upgrades but this post:
    does not imply that 4 slots can be used?
     
  9. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    I believe the implication is that 4x2 is the correct way to describe your memory needs. I think we all knew what you were talking about.

    I did a trade with the dealer who sold me my 13, he took back the 2x2 in trade. I got my upgrade for $180.
    Try this with your dealer, or with any memory dealer.
     
  10. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    No but the newer iMacs do. Many have upgraded to 8GB using 4x2GB

    Cheers,
     
  11. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Haha. Sometimes buying individually is better than buying them together. :]
     
  12. TZRaceR6 Guest

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    Newegg now has several brands of 8gig for between $229 and $244 (labeled for Apple), including a DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) by G.SKILL
     
  13. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought two of these yesterday. Should come on Monday. You can get a few dollars back if you have a Bing cashback account.

    2x4GB or 2x4 is the correct terminology, not 4x2 or 4GBx2. Just like you would say "I need two 4GB sticks of RAM".
     
  14. warrena macrumors member

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    Just looked, $99 each now so 8GB for less than $200 - what a bargain.
     
  15. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    no...could mean 4 slots with 2gb or 4gb in 2 slots.

    all about interpretation.

    the imac has 4 slots , macbook pro has 2.....that being said....ill let you fill in the blanks.
     
  16. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Ya'll miss the 25 off 200 at Newegg yesterday?
     
  17. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    gskill is $99.99 today, so 8gb for $200 thats super cheap..
     
  18. pinsrw macrumors regular

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    Look closer. 1 in 5 Newegg buyers say these RAM chips are crap.
     
  19. warrena macrumors member

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    Yes, saw that but mine worked fine. Also, if you look at the individual 4GB SODIMM it has 82% for 5 stars/18% 4 stars - not sure what is up with the difference between the single and 2 set (of the same SODIMM) rating. They have a decent return policy if they don't work. This was my first foray into G Skill ram and so far so good, can't speak for everyone else's experience.
     
  20. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    what??? No, I missed that!
     

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