Crucial 4GB RAM for $156 + free shipping

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by orlando75, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. orlando75 macrumors newbie

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    Here's how:

    Go here

    Search for "Crucial 112803"

    You'll see a price of $87.99 (w/ free shipping) for the 2GB stick of RAM.

    Purchase this with Google Checkout (setting up a new account) for $10 off.

    You can setup as many new Google Checkouts as you want, just use a new email address each time.

    Complete 2 orders for 2 sticks of RAM for a grand total of $156 out the door.

    Buying directly from Crucial was $213 after tax.
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Good catch. :)

    If you use the hotlink through fatwallet you can earn another 1% back, too.
     
  3. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    OWC is selling 2gb sticks for 82.99. The price has been inching lower and lower. I am waiting patiently to upgrade mine to 3 gb in the near future. With Leopard, I don't really need more ram (thanks to apple for fixing that safari memory leak!) but I guess you can never have too much.
     
  4. cvahl macrumors member

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    I just purchased the medium Macbook yesterday, and I think it is awesome, but unfortunately sometimes it is really slow and Mail or Garageband freeze. I'm not quite sure if this is due to Leopard, to the RAM or to both. Do you think that 4GB would make a huge difference? Is there any program which shows how much RAM is in use?
    And furthermore, would I probably get a similar deal in January or February, or is this one really special? I haven't watched the RAM prices in the last month, so I have no clue...
     
  5. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    Activity Monitor will give u info of the memory and cpu, use spotlight to find it, it comes with Mac OSX,

    if thats not good enough look in google for "istat menus", i use it, its great :D
     
  6. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    This is pretty much the same price, ($72 +$5 shipping) and, you dont need to sign up w/ google checkout and, you get a free 1gb stick.
     
  7. doboy macrumors 68000

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    You can buy OWC 4GB kit for $159 minus they give $30 rebate for your original 2 x 1 GB from MacBook Pro. I've used the OWC memory and they were good and guaranteed to work. They also offer lifetime advance replacement for the memory if it fails.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/53IM2DDR4GBK/

    Personally, I may wait til black Friday since it's around the corner, but I doubt 2 GB modules will be on sale
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  9. naraic macrumors member

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    Can a 32-bit operating system, like Leopard fully utilise 4Gb RAM though?
    I think the max any 32-bit OS can use is 3.2GB...
     
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  11. juanster macrumors 68020

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    leopard is 64 bit
     
  12. naraic macrumors member

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    Yup, just found that out on another thread, thanks though, and sorry... :(
     
  13. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yes, OS X Tiger can
     
  14. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you're rich enough to give your 2x1gb sticks only for 30$!:eek:

    I put them on the craigslist, sold each for $40.00 without any hassle.:cool:
     
  15. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Mac Rumors Guide to understanding Intel Mac RAM

    OSX Panther, Tiger and Leopard are not 'pure' 32 bit and the OS has nothing to do with RAM limits. Windows XP under Bootcamp is limited, but that is a different issue.
     
  16. jmrnavydoc macrumors newbie

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    What's the max gb's can you put in a C2D MacBook Pro? I heard only 3, but sounds like you can do 4?
     
  17. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Pre-Santa Rosa does 3.
     
  18. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  20. Megatron macrumors regular

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    That transcend memory for $62 on newegg is actually the jetram line - which is I think more of a budget line than the standard memory, which is $72 on newegg. You can cross-check the part numbers on the transcend website.

    Transcend's website has the standard memory for cheaper ($67):

    http://www.transcendusa.com

    Question though - transcend's website has a "proprietary memory" option, and selecting apple and the appropriate macbook pro brings you to a 2GB stick with the same price as the "standard memory" option, but it has a different part number. Do you think these are actually different sticks or just marked differently?
     
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  22. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    Just saw another good deal. Apple store: 4GB of ram upgrade for a cool $850!
    (But only $700 for the Macbook Pro.)
     
  23. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    I would strongly recommend putting in at least 1GB for stable operation :D

    Sorry, couldnt help it.
     
  24. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Nice.. Ill take 3
     

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