Just upgraded to 32GB RAM, what to do with original 8GB

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lowdownshame, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. lowdownshame macrumors newbie

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    Just finished upgrading my iMac to 32GB Crucial RAM. Now I'm left with the original 2x4GB sticks and wasn't sure what I should do with them. Considering the fact that apple charges $200 for an additional 8GB ($600 for an additional 24GB :mad:), I figured that they must have some value.

    Curious to know what anyone else in this situation has done or planning to do.
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  2. propower macrumors 6502a

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    Keep them. If you have issues with your machine the first thing Apple will want is for you to put the original RAM back in :)
     
  3. lowdownshame thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    Same Situation

    I did the same thing you did, and now have a couple of OEM sticks of RAM as well. I put them up on the marketplace for sale, but never got so much as a nibble. I'll probably just end up keeping them in case of an emergency.
     
  5. magilla macrumors regular

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    If you're really set about getting rid of them, I thought people like Crucial and OWC had a RAM buy-back program already up and running.
     
  6. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a

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    You could sell it on eBay/Craigslist - you might make a bit of extra cash! :D
     
  7. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    I eBay the stock ram that typically gets replaced.
     
  8. Celedral macrumors 6502

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  9. thekev macrumors 604

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    It's not worth very much. When you talk about stock ram sizes, you're talking about an amount that people get by default when purchasing a new machine. As for older machines, they only work so far back. These are the most common ones on the market, so there won't be a huge demand. In my opinion you should at least test every stick you install prior to selling that ram, because if you have bad ram installed, you limit your service options.
     
  10. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd pay $50 for 8GB of OEM RAM. You're best bet, however, is to hold onto it in case your new stuff has a problem.
     
  11. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

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    i was trying to sell mines on ebay for 50-80 bucks in two weeks 0bites one offer for 30 which i said no to.def holding onto mines now for any issues not worth the hassle
     
  12. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I generally put them in the basement with all the other random computer stuff because "You never know", then trip over them for the next 10 years before throwing them out.
     
  13. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Better keep it. When something goes wrong, you may need it for diagnosis.
     

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