Bought: MBP 8GB DDR3 Upgrade Worth it?

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  1. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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    I just want some feedback from people who actually have spent ~$400 on 4GBx2 DDR3 Modules on their MBPs.


    I am in a bit of a pickle: I definitely need a memory upgrade; but I don't know if I should buy a 2GBx2 or a 4GBx2. The 2GBx2 is ~$110 but if I decide I want 4GBx2 down the road, then I will have to sell my 2x2 and buy it.

    Any advice?

    Thanks.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    OWC sells the 8GB kit for $300.

    EDIT: Do what Hellhammer says, always. :D
     
  3. pranavss11 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    check my sig for specs but when using aperture or any other memory intense program it works great to have 8 GB of RAM. I've had 8 GB of RAM for almost a year now and push it past 4 GB of ram in use at least once a day. I paid $1,000 for it a year ago so for me $300-$400 would be a bargain. I'm running 10.6 btw :apple:
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Probably THE most highly rated RAM seller on this forum.
     
  6. pranavss11 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you know anything about "Newer Technology" (My link). The NuRAM seems to be $50 cheaper.
    Thanks!
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I think that's OWC's "house" brand. If its guaranteed to work, why not?

    I'm not sure if your laptop will run with only 1 4GB stick. If it can, you can always try that route first and if you need more RAM, add another later.
     
  8. pranavss11 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, you've convinced me! haha buying now :D

    EDIT: Bought the 8GB module. Thanks for saving me $150 guys :)
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If OWC is selling it, it can't be bad. Their support is great too so in case of problem, just give them a call and your problem is solved
     

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