Best place to buy memory (4GB)

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  1. anguyenn macrumors member

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    Looking for the best place to get 4 GB memory, located in Toronto so local places that would install it for you would be great, otherwise state online sites that ship to Canada if they don't operate here.

    Also, is installing memory relatively easy on a 13" MBP? I'm a little skeptical since I don't want to damage the machine and void my warranty which brings me to question #2, does opening the machine void my warranty?
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Crucial.com

    Opening the machine does not void the warranty, and it is easy to upgrade the RAM.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Upgrading RAM does not void warranty and it is very easy to do. Just pull the old ones out and stick the new ones in. Keep in mind that the new ones will not be covered by AppleCare.
     
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    or NewEgg, just a matter of price.
     
  5. anguyenn thread starter macrumors member

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    Is $64.99 USD a good price for 4 GB memory (according to Crucial)?
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Crucial guarantees compatibility. NewEgg doesn't.
     
  7. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Yes.
     
  8. anguyenn thread starter macrumors member

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    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=617B82A2A5CA7304

    Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
    Package: 204-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR3 PC3-8500
    Specs: DDR3 PC3-8500 • CL=7 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1066 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 64 •

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    This is a good memory module I assume? The one from Apple Store lists some 1033 DDR whatever but here it says PC3-8500, is it as good as Apple's memory if not better?

    Thanks for the prompt replies all!
     
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    It's the same RAM, it's just that Crucial's RAM is cheaper and Crucial's name is on the RAM.
     
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  12. anguyenn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, any links to instructions for upgrading RAM? :)
     
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    Search for a video on Youtube.
     
  14. POX macrumors member

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    Got my Hynix 4GB (2GB+2GB) kit on eBay Germany for 60€ (european users), one of the brands that apple uses.

    There´s two diferences between the models that apple use: they are blue color (from eBay are green) because the environmental stuff and overpriced. :D

    I´ve heard so many problems from users that upgrade ram that I want a reliable choice, so far so good since March.
     
  15. anguyenn thread starter macrumors member

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    :confused::eek::(
     
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  22. brendanrtw macrumors newbie

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    I'm based in Singapore and am looking to get a MBP 15".

    Buying from Apple store, if I select the option to upgrade to 8GB it's cost about $1100 US Dollars.

    If I buy an upgrade kit from RAMJET (or maybe Crucial), it's cost about $700 US .... and I can sell the other 2 GB Dimms on eBay.

    Sounds too good to be true .... is it?
     
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    no, it's not
     

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