I think I found the cheap 4 gig DDR3 RAM Price?

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  1. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    yeah thats not bad.

    but its only 50 bucks cheaper than apple and you have to install yourself.
     
  2. sjc83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    eBay has four gigs for forty bucks if you look. Unless the link you provided is a specific brand or type or something.

    Let me know. I'm on the market for four gigs too.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    yeah but with apple they keep your 2GB set. with this one you get to keep it in case anything ever goes wrong.
     
  5. sjc83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    please show me.
     
  6. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    just for some people that may get confused. the DDR3 is the only ram you can use in the new macbooks/MBPs

    so thats why its more expensive than the DDR2.

    continue with thread...:D
     
  7. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    This eBay power seller

    Not $40, but it's cheaper than the OWC deal overall with the Microsoft Live 25% cashback.
     
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    thats the one i got, works great so far
     
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    Yay $1 less than OWC!
     
  10. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    Looks like all you guys are looking at DDR3...not DDR2.

    My mistake, my bad.

    I'm planning on using the cashback discount too when i make my 4GB purchase..

    ..Wondering though, what's the difference between DDR3 & 2?

    I'm assuming you guys have the new Macbook then, yes?
     
  11. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but you need to send in your original memory to get the OWC rebate. If the sticks they send you don't play well with your MB, you're stuck waiting for replacements. With the MS Live cashback on eBay, you may have to wait for your reimbursement, but at least you'll be able to keep your original memory in case something goes wrong.

    That's the same seller/item I posted above. It's DD3 and will only work with the new unibodies.

    Lower power consumption, higher bandwidth, faster bus speed.
     
  12. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    As I've already said, that's the link for the same seller/RAM i posted above. It will work in the new unibodies.
     
  13. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    the bigger one is not for you, it's for desktops. the second link is the one i bought, and if you have an aluminum macbook thats the one you need
     
  14. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    My bad. Didn't see that they weren't SO-DIMMs
     
  15. sjc83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  16. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    DDR3 and DDR2 are completely different memory modules, DDR3 in theory being faster, but it comes at a higher price. You HAVE to get the module which came with your machine, and unless you bought one of the new MB or MBP's (i.e. not the white MB or 17" MBP) you have to buy DDR3, otherwise its DDR2.
     

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