Macbook Pro Ram and Crucial.com

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  1. Mondays macrumors member

    Mondays

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    Apple's prices on RAM are insane (like 700 dollars??)
    and crucial has like, 4g of ram for 50 dollars

    just curious, is the quality of the crucial good?
    the price difference is huge between apple and the third party, just curious what the performance difference is
     
  2. Twilight Elk macrumors regular

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    Crucial is actually the most recommended brand name to buy RAM for.
    Based on the opinions of these people, go for crucial.
     
  3. Mondays thread starter macrumors member

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    that's really good to hear
    I'd like to max out the ram on a MBP (once the new ones come out)
    and the prices of ram on crucial are great
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    From what I hear it's good. I went with a Kingston 2GB chip trying to upgrade this one and had to only use it. So beware of that. But it was only $40. If I had a newer MBP, I could've put 4GB on here for $80. Hard to beat that.

    Yes, Apple's prices for memory are insane. You'd think they were putting DDR3 on there. I do also question their iPhone/iPod Touch pricing scheme (does each of those flash increments REALLY cost them anywhere close to $100? Why is it an extra $100 for another 8GB on the iPhone but also an extra $100 for another 16GB on the iPod Touch???)

    Alas, more RAM is good. I think it's kicking the speed up on HandBrake and is allowing me to run a lot of stuff at once without trouble.
     
  5. Mondays thread starter macrumors member

    Mondays

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    ggfsd

    Yeah I do a lot of other stuff with world of warcraft windowd
    and its nice to not lag really bad
    It's good to see a reliable place to buy RAM that doesn't totally screw you on prices

    Kind of off topic
    but I just recently found out that my brother gets an actual price discount on certain companys since he works at circuit city
    so he pays what it costs the company to make it, not what they charge
    so on certain items, like an 8000 dollar TV he only pays i think 2800
    It's so crazy
    I dunno kind of random but whatever
     
  6. ZacUSNYR macrumors regular

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    To hell with Crucial. The A-holes sent me a busted memory chip which was physically damaged. I sent it back and they said that the warranty doesn't cover physical damage. A-holes.

    Corsair, Mushkin, Kingston are all name brands that are fantastic buys. Also www.newegg.com www.mwave.com are two good on-line retailers.
     
  7. Mondays thread starter macrumors member

    Mondays

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    gdfgdf

    so cheap prices and good memory, if it works, but horrible support and stuff? hmm

    I'll do some price comparing for kingston, which is what i usually buy.
     
  8. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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    Crucial

    I got my MPB last month. Prior to the delivery of the computer I ordered 4gb from of RAM from Crucial. It arrived the day my mac did. the first thing I did with the mac even before playing with the mac was swap out the memory. It has worked like a champ. Not ONE issue. Crucial is a safe bet. This forum is a GREAT resource and the Crucial recommendation was one of them.

    :cool:
     
  9. Mondays thread starter macrumors member

    Mondays

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    sjdlkfjsdlkf

    yea i was looking at kingston on newegg
    just decided i think crucial will by fine
    its less expensive
    and i doubt i will have any problems
    ive heard way more good than bad
     

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