Macbook Pro Ram Upgrade

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  1. macchomps macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a mac book pro with 2gigs of ram. I am thinking that 2 gigs it too little and I was wondering whether I should buy 2 extra gigs from apple or from crucial which is 200bucks cheaper? is there a difference between apple ram and crucial ram?
     
  2. macbook129 macrumors newbie

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    buy Crucial Ram.

    Not sure what ram apple use, last time i checked i think it was Samsung or something.
     
  3. chp5592 macrumors regular

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  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    The reason Apple's RAM is so much more expensive is because they aren't 'about' selling RAM. They try to discourage purchasing from them by charging from them.

    TEG
     
  5. southbark macrumors regular

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    FRys has 4gbs of crucial ram on sale 84.99 with 20 dollar rebate for 64.99 after rebate
     
  6. zamboni52 macrumors regular

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    I bought 4GB from OWC for $104 incl 2 day Fedex delivery. I bought 2GB for my PB from them a year ago and all is well. Plus they have a lifetime guarantee! No issues so far with my C2D memory.
     
  7. digitalfrog macrumors regular

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    Do you know for how long this offer is valid ?
    I'll be in Sunnyvale wednesday....


     
  8. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    WOW! they told you that?
    all the while i thought it's just about PROFIT!

    their battery costs more compared to 3rd party batteries.
    so APPLE is discouraging the consumers to buy from them as well?

    oh wait! the MBP is moe costly than a PC with the same specs
    does this mean they're discouraging people from buying a laptop from apple?

    i can go on you know...

    up to now, i'm super amazed how people can make excuses for APPLE..
    even though any one in his right mind can see this as a business strategy.
    :D
     
  9. HaGG macrumors member

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    Crucial Ram hands down, I have 4gb in my mac, no problems with it at all.
     
  10. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i bought Kingston.
    no problem with mine so far.
    and they have a lifetime guarantee.
     
  11. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    i bought 2x2GB G-link sticks from NewEgg after reading some of the positive reviews from newegg and MR. About 10 minutes after I installed them, I got the kernal panic screen. That was my first time experiencing the "slowly descending dark gray screen of death (SDDGoD)". It then happened 2 more times in the span of 2 hours. After reading the forums, I took them out and put them back in.. swap places.. zap the PRAM.. all that good stuff.. and it just happened again 5 minutes ago. I gave up.. so i put Apple's RAMs back in. I reqested an RMA from newegg and found out they are charging me $15 for RESTOCKING FEE! is that normal?? I think thats ridiculous cause not only did they gave me crappy stuff, now they're charging me to put it back! Calling them tomorrow to get it all sort out. After I get my money back, Im going with Crucial.:mad:
     
  12. MagnumJoe macrumors regular

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    I bought Crucial 4GB 99.00 from Newegg works great with Penryn 2.4. Good name, can't complain.
     
  13. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I bought mine from Crucial.

    About Apple's RAM pricing. It is very simple. They can likely get some bulk discount from the RAM manufacturer. What better way to increase profit margins than to repackage the RAM as their own and charge out the wazoo.
     
  14. comptr macrumors 65816

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    The sale is till march 11 2008.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have 4GB of RAM, except my computer almost never uses more than 2GB. I have friend who do lots of stuff on their computers with only 2GB and they have no issues.

    I don't think it's necessary.
     
  16. jiholl macrumors member

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    I bought 2 2GB Ram sticks from Crucial for my new Penryn MBP 2.4....for $109.00 I installed them yesterday....working great no issues..I did notice that on one side they said Crucial but on other they said Samsung...not bad I guess since apple uses Samsung alot...ones I took out were Naya or something like that.
     
  17. blackbelt macrumors regular

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    what sale is this?
     
  18. davinche macrumors regular

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    I believe he is referring to the Fry's sale. Fry's sales in general run from Friday to the following Thursday.
     
  19. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Fry's - Patriots 4GB kit Signature SODIMM memory - $59.00 (No REBATE)

    Fry's - Patriots 4GB kit Signature SODIMM memory

    $59.00 (No REBATE):D

    http://www.frys.com/product/5247587

    Patriots Signature DDR2 4GB
    CL5 / PC2-5300 (667MHz)
    2 Rank Non-ECC Unbuffered Kit (2x2GB) DIMMS
    # PSD24G667SK

    Anyone have experience with Patriots Memory ?
     
  21. wolfattack macrumors member

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    good memory, with a lifetime warranty. If it dies anytime they will give you a new stick pretty much. I just bought the 4gig patriot memory from fry's, very good deal, especially if you live in a state with no fry's. I live in texas, so they charged me sales tax.
     
  22. phatcat macrumors regular

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    That's one heck of a deal! I have a local Fry's and may pick up a set for my mini.

    I ordered 4GB Adata for it from newegg, but they screwed up and sent me 2 - 1GB chips instead!!
     
  23. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    4GB of Crucial RAM is working for me so far (knock on Al).
     
  24. basqarl macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I just ordered mine through Newegg thanks to your posting!
     
  25. macchomps thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im going to buy the crucial ram because its a lot cheaper and it seems to work good. Thanks for all the info.
     

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