Cheap MacBook Pro Memory HERE!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alep85, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. alep85 macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2005
    Hey, I just thought I'd extend a deal I found at ZipZoomFly on MacBook Pro compatible memory here.....

    512 MB Corsair Pc2-5300 SODIMM $59 dollars shipped with free FedEx 2nd Day Air!

    Want the same thing in a 1 GB stick?

    I bought one on Friday, just thought I'd give out this money-saving deal to those wanting to upgrade to 1GB+ of memory but don't want to pay Apple hundreds to do so. Best of luck to everyone waiting in these last few days, I know I can't wait!
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    The fact that "Value Select"' is in the title of that memory means you could be asking for trouble. Cheap memory was always a recipe for kernel panics on PPC Macs. Who knows, maybe Intel Macs will be more forgiving.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    This would be a more impressive post if it were made AFTER the RAM was installed and working in a Mac...

    Cosair of course does not guarantee compatibility on this generic memory line. My experience of the ValueSelect DDR-2 is that the boards are significantly thinner than other brands, and feel flimsy. I have 1 Gb of it running in a Dell 9100 but I wouldn't trust my Macs to it.
  4. jane doe macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2004
  5. alep85 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2005
    Hmmmm, I always thought Corsair, even the value line, was pretty high-quality stuff, my friends have used it on their Intel Windows notebooks and never had any trouble. I had a 512 MB stick of Micron DDR memory in my 1st Gen iMac, and it never had any problems. And I am pretty sure that Corsair memory is way better than Micron, even if it isn't their top of the line stuff. Also, unlike the PPC line, I think you have to remember that the MacBook Pro and iMac Core Duo are using more generic motherboards (Intel's 945 Express chipset), and the more generic Intel chipsets have always been more tolerant to cheaper memory compared to Apple's custom Logic Boards on PPC Macs (I could throw the worst quality generic memory on my old PIII desktop with an Intel chipset, and it would work just fine!). Just thought I'd mention that.

    Also, I don't know if the deal Jane Doe posted is quite as good, as you don't know what kind of memory you are getting, seems like generic memory and the shipping isn't free. For that price, it surely doesn't seem like you are getting Apple-brand memory. Anyways, just thought I'd add my two cents on things, just thought I'd mention a value solution for those that don't see the need to blow 100 dollars on a 512 stick of memory!

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