DDR3 Memory Upgrade

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  1. swb1192 macrumors 6502

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  2. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like a good deal. I might be interested.
     
  3. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    Yes, OWC RAM is very good. They also have a buy back program for your old RAM that you should definitely check out.

    Right now you could get $24 if you have two 1 GB sticks.
     
  4. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    They say it's around 24$ of rebate for the DDR3 2x1GB Rams modules. Too bad that I want to keep them if anything goes wrong.

    So it mean if I trade in, the 2x2 modules would cost ~55$! That's a great deal!
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Crucial has the same price, plus you get a 2GB thumb drive for free
     
  6. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, OWC has lowered their price since I have ordered mine (on the 19th) any ideas if they will charge me less?
     
  7. swb1192 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You have a link?
     
  8. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    EDIT: beat me to it
     
  10. littfam macrumors regular

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    8 gig DDR3 upgrade

    Is it possible to upgrade to 8 gigs of ram on the montevina chipset in the new unibody macbook? I was at ifixit.com and the say that it appears that is possible on this chipset upgrade? Anybody have any insight on this?
     
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    8GB makes the laptop do bad things from what I hear. 6GB is the max functionally supported at this point.
     
  12. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    not sure if you've had a look at the price of 8gig (2x4sticks)... I'd get 4gig now, and then upgrade later if its possible to 6/8.
     
  13. swb1192 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I'd rather use the other website's trade-in program to get $24 off of the original $79.99. I don't need another USB stick laying around in my room ;)
     
  14. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I did not want to start up another thread on DDR3 ram, so I'd like to know where I could pick up a 4GB stick for cheap.

    I'd like a reputable brand as well.
     
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    OWC is reputable; great support and service as well.
     
  16. Odid macrumors regular

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    I bought 4GB (2x2) of DD3 from crucial on saturday and they just shipped it today(thurs) after being "ready to ship" since Sunday. I emailed them and they still haven't emailed me back. I called them to see if I can find up what's holding my order and they said it was a 30 min wait. After 30 mins, still no call so hung up and tried to do the online chat they have on their website and after 20 mins, still no rep available so I closed the window.

    Just my experience from their "customer service".
     
  17. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    these are some darn good prices. I just dont know if i should go with crucial since they are a MORE trusted brand,atleast in the circles.
     
  18. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    Go with Crucial, since they manufacture their memory themselves, and have proven over the years to be the most reliable. NEVER buy memory from Apple. Not only does Apple overcharge (sometimes by 2x to 3x the price), but they also keep the stock memory that was to originally come with the computer. Some people choose to sell their stock memory on eBay, but that's not possible when Apple keeps it.

    Apple has historically gouged their customers when it came to memory.
     
  19. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I went ahead and bought it. 4GB upgrade.. gonna send in my two 1xgb sticks for some dollars back =)
     
  20. guthy-lux macrumors member

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    I bought crucial memories for about $100 two weeks ago and now $80?
    should I return and buy it again?
     

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