Apple RAM

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Taegre, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Taegre macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2009
    Hi all,

    I'll be getting the base level MBP in a month or so, and I want to upgrade the RAM to 4GB.

    I've been searching for RAM in Canada, and a 2GB DDR3 stick seems to cost between $60-$70. For two of them, plus tax and/or shipping, its gonna cost me over $150, then I need to buy the screwdriver.

    Apple allows you to upgrade RAM on the online store for $114 w/ student discount, and I'm thinking of going this route because it will be cheaper (even with tax included, and I don't have to do it myself).

    I have one question:

    Is there anywhere else I can get DDR3 RAM cheaper?!

    I can't sell the RAM that would come with my computer, because I want to keep it in case I ever have to send my computer in for repairs.

    Also, random question: Does the free iPod deal work with refurb macs too?

    Thanks all,
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I have used in the past and have always been satisfied with the prices and the service. Certified memory can be had for CAD$99 for 4GB (2X2GB)

    The iPod deal does not apply to refurbs.
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    OWC, seriously.

    Oh, you're Canadian... CanadaRAM, for certain.
  4. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Wait until you order your Mac, before ordering the RAM, as RAM prices will decrease over time.
  5. Taegre thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2009

    Thanks all of you guys.

    I looked at that Canada RAM website, and I think it will be marginally cheaper to go that route. That website is putting.

    I'll trust you guys that its a good store.

    Thanks again,
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The warranty will be better through a 3rd party, lifetime.

    vs. Apple's 90-day, 1 year, or 3 years with AppleCare depending on when you buy it.

    If you go with a vendor with a good history it'll will likely be just as well taken care of as Apple's RAM.

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