8GB RAM, Samsung, $400 and NOT Shady...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsa420, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. dsa420 macrumors 6502

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    Last night I was able to purchase 8GB (2 x 4GB) of DDR3 RAM for my MBP. The memory appears to be the used stock RAM loaded by Apple, if you look at the guys feedback it is impeccable and he has sold several of these in the past few months (with satisfied customers).

    The auction was $475, and I was able to get $72 back on the Bing cash back deal. Anyone see anything wrong here or did I seemingly get a good deal?
     
  2. christurbo macrumors regular

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    God, its more than that in £'s here in the UK!:eek:
     
  3. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    I would be cautious buying ram without a money back guarantee that is good for at least 30 days, or preferrably lifetime from manufacturer. I recently bought 4 gb ram for my wife's uMB and it took a couple of weeks to realize that it's sporadic sleep behaviour was actually caused by the new Ram. Fortunately for me OWC took it back and gave me a full refund. Just my 2¢. YMMV.
     
  4. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed on needing a warranty, fortunately I paid via American Express and they automatically apply a year warranty to any product purchased.

    Should I have any issues with this item, I can simply take it up with AMEX should the seller not be cooperative.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Does that coverage include ebay auctions? I've read some stuff that not all third party type of warranties cover auctions due to the high risk of fraud and deception.
     
  6. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yup, AMEX is great about covering these things, they generally don't even ask questions.
     
  7. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    My experience with AMEX is just the opposite - flawed goods arrived and they left me hanging - I wound up eating the loss and that was on a Platinum Card account of mine.

    I dropped them and will never use them again.
     
  8. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well, at least the auction says that it's 100% working or your money back. Sounds legit. I would just make sure and ask a lot of questions before buying.
     
  9. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    That's one hell of a bargain. Will be a few years before most of the the rest of us will be sitting with 8gigs..
     
  10. doctoree macrumors 6502

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    Is there any chance you can test these 8gigs with an early 08 MBP that under Leopard were reported to work only with up to 6gigs.
    There is a small chance Apple solved this (they also enabled all the multitouch gestures on the early 08 mbps in SL!).
    Another interesting test would be a comparison between two geekbench runs:
    One with the 2 4gig chips
    and one with one 4gig chip and a 2gig chip.
    This would show us the penalty when loosing doual channel.

    Interesting article about this:
    http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs...n-t-like-8gb-of-memory-in-my-macbook-pro.aspx

    Edit:
    According to this article the penalty isvery small:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=2495&tag=rbxccnbzd1
     
  11. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Different ram. Early 08 takes ddr2, while the 8GB he bought is ddr3.
     
  12. doctoree macrumors 6502

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    Oh, of course.
     
  13. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    RAM arrived today, works great. Great deal at $400 for 8GB, $250 less than OWC.
     
  14. MotherFinMike macrumors regular

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    Caution!

    That deal is too good to be true. Which means it probably is.

    For a MBP I'd personally never buy RAM from anybody other than Apple, Crucial or OWC.
     
  16. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    OWC is currently at 550, so 150 less. Still a great deal though. :) I like that the prices are dropping steadily. Won't be long before I make the jump to 8GB too. My VM's will love it.
     
  17. staticguy macrumors newbie

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    OK, I've been a longtime lurker here and just registered for a shameless plug, so bare with me. I'm sure I'm breaking some rules here, but I thought I might chime in since I have 2 more 8GB sets of samsung ddr3 ram available. You should be able to get microsoft cash back too!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230376844448

    They came in premium configured dell studio XPS systems. I assure you they work beautifully in my macbook pro 13" (even tested with memtest OS X). I'm for sure keeping some for myself :) Huge help with vmware vpc's.

    Mods: Feel free to delete this if it's inappropriate.
     
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  19. MotherFinMike macrumors regular

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    Why would you say that? Apple uses Samsung SSD's an maybe even there ram re-labeled under another name,remember Apple has a very good relationship with Apple.. they do use there chips in the Ipods/Iphones etc


    i got like $37 dollars cash back from Bing
     
  20. santos79 macrumors regular

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    :confused:
    Huh?
     
  21. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Wow... $70 or so for 4 GB of RAM, then BAM! Up to about $500 for 8 GB?

    I'm gonna sit with the majority and wait for the prices to go down. WAY down.
     
  22. MotherFinMike macrumors regular

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    Got my ram today awesome seller BTW ram that comes with is made by samsung...
     

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