Apple RAM

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

  1. Taegre macrumors member

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    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,
    Taegre
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    I have used CanadaRAM.com 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) http://www.canadaram.com/apple_macbook_pro.htm

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

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    OWC, seriously.

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

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

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    Thanks

    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 kinda...off putting.

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

    Thanks again,
    Taegre
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    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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