Is Crucial RAM for the MBP any good?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by runebinder, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    Hiya, gonna be getting a refurb MBP 2.4 Unibody. Obviously first thing I'll want to upgrade is the RAM to 4GB. Went in to a Apple affiliated store today to enquire about how much this would cost, and they said £110 for parts and labour.

    Now looking at this: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=05217C5FA5CA7304 the price is about half that. Was wondering if any MBP owner have bought from this site and what your thoughts are on their RAM, good, bad or indifferent?

    I've built desktop PCs and looked at the instructions for replacing the RAM and pretty confident I can do it, just don't want to end up buying sub standard RAM which I'll regret later. Any advice will be appreciated.
     
  2. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    Crucial is a great company. Good service and good prices.
     
  3. runebinder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Other World Computing (OWC) is a great place to get ram. They sell
    and guarantee their own ram as well as other top brands.
    AND at great prices. I've also purchased bigger laptop hd's from them.
     
  5. runebinder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately doesn't look like they have a UK side so no good for me
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    OWC ships worldwide.
     
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  8. runebinder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, always best to hear it from the "horses mouth" thanks
     
  9. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Currently running Crucial's suggested 2x2 set in my refurbished MBP 2.4

    I rarely buy memory anywhere else.
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Just be aware that no matter where you buy RAM, you may still encounter problems. The unibody with DDR3 seems to be very picky about RAM. Even DDR2 can be a problem - you can get a bad stick of RAM and have to return it. Its important to make sure the company will replace it if it doesn't work. I'm still trying to get RAM for a 24" iMac 2.8ghz from mid 2008, and am now waiting for the 3rd set of ram to see if it will work.
     
  11. santos79 macrumors regular

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    Theoretically, yes. But:

    "For all shipments outside of the United States, any Duties, Taxes, and/or Brokerage Fees are the responsibility of the billed to party and these fees, where applicable, may be paid at the time of delivery or will be billed by OWC after delivery."

    http://eshop.macsales.com/Service/tos/

    Crucial, by contrast, delivers to Europe free of charge.
     
  12. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    In one way or another crucial knows if you are a returning customer ans uses other rates if so. Always try to buy from more than one computer to get their best rate.
    The memory they sell is ok.
     
  13. dentedG4 macrumors member

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    I have upgraded 4 computers using crucial ram and I have referred at least 3 or 4 friends to crucial and every upgrade has gone as smooth as possible. go for it!:D
     
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    Crucial is good, I have 4GB in my iMac now and it's awesome :)
     
  16. runebinder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent, glad to hear a fair few people who have used it coming out in favour for Crucial RAM.

    All being well should be ordering a MBP from Apple refurb on Monday (as long as work don't screw up the bonus), gonna be my first Mac, can't wait :D Will wait till I've got it as I've heard about stealth upgrades with refurbs (though doubt I'll be that lucky lol), but if it's got the standard 2GB will be ordering the 4GB kit from Crucial. Thanks for helping me make my mind up on this guys.
     
  17. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I usually get corsair ram for my Mac's. It's a top of the range brand but has a great value range. You can buy it from shops like dabs and scan and it's usually cheaper than Crucial and IMHO better quality.
     
  18. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    Don't have any Macs but always buy Crucial for the Windows machines I have or have built for others, no issues with multiple purchases since around 2001.

    My last order was just last week, 2*2GB sticks, did free standard (7-10 day) shipping and had it in 3 days.
     
  19. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I always use Crucial, ive sometimes bought cheaper RAM and regretted it every time.
     
  20. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    I used Crucial last year for my 2.16 MBP and could not be any happier... Great experience and my MBP runs better than ever!
     

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