Old news? Crucial 4GB kit for MB price drop

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  1. Chillijam macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    This is probably old news, but I've just seen that Crucial in the UK have dropped the price for a 4GB kit (2x2GB) for the MacBook to a shade over 50 GBP (actually, £52.63). Given that just before Christmas this was at around £110, I decided to take the plunge.

    *update* I've just had an email that they are out of stock at the moment, but they expect them to arrive on 28th Jan.

    Thanks
    Marc.
     
  2. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    wow, this is great news! they were more expensive than Play.com (57 quids) last week but now they've beaten Play.com. I shall order from Crucial when the stock comes in. :) Thanks for the good news
     
  3. Chillijam thread starter macrumors member

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    Seems they have stock again. I woke up yesterday morning (Saturday) to the sound of my friendly local postperson a-knocking on my door clutching a package from Crucial.

    It's all installed now, and running as sweet as a nut.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    Yes, it's old news, but it didn't have it's own thread. I've already got mine installed in my mini :)
     
  5. Maccleduff macrumors regular

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    Hmm its gone back up to £58.27 now on Crucial :(

    May wait a bit longer for it to go down again
     
  6. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    Prices are going to start going up for a while, due to the poor state of the US economy, if your desperate for the extra RAM it'll be worth seriously thinking about getting it now.
     
  7. Tronix macrumors newbie

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    I bought mine last week, and too my surprise my ram had been delivered on Saturday. Got it installed after having a field day with my crappy screw drivers. My MacBook is so much smoother now, and everything loads up a lot quicker. Very nice upgrade for £55 including delivery :).
     
  8. robrose20 macrumors 6502

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    I just upgraded my MBP to 4 GB of ram. I purchased it through OWC at macsales.com. Cost $95.00. What blows me away is that when you log on the apple website and go to the apple store to purchase memory the same amount of memory costs $1000.00 through apple. Does anyone actually buy from them????
     
  9. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    I just got 4GB of OCZ Ram for my mom's Macbook for $60 after rebate, which is a pretty good deal
     
  10. Simon1966 macrumors regular

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    I ordered and my Ram arrived Tuesday - Sadly it is going back as it is causing Panic Kernals and keeps shutting my MBP down every few minutes.
    Hardware test DVD says memory is faulty!:mad:

    I will return for refund i think as it seems to run fine on the standard 2GB configurment.
     
  11. barnettgs macrumors member

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    Is the memory you ordered from Crucial?
     
  12. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    Or why don't you just do an RMA instead? I've had many sticks of ram that were defective and that's what the RMA process is all about. It's just a given that a certain number of sticks are going to be defective coming off the line.
     
  13. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    I'll bet apple sells a decent amount of the mid-level memory upgrades (where they're charging 150-200 for $100 of memory), but not the high end ones. Anyone who knows they need that memory knows that the prices are ridiculous. Anyone who doesn't won't be paying $1000 for anything. that said, I'm sure someone has done it because there's always someone who has to for ease of ordering or whatever.
     
  14. I3eXa macrumors 6502

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    why you guys buying 4gb when the MacBook will only see 3.3gb??? Might as well buy a 2gb and 1gb stick n save some money. Actually, anyone got a 2gb stick for sale or wanna trade me it with some cash for one of my 1gb sticks???
     
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    Can someone point me in the right direction of 4GB kits under $100? I'm only seeing it for $130 on Crucial.
     
  17. Chillijam thread starter macrumors member

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    As computergeek says, the new generation of MacBook can address 4GB. Also, mixing capacities across a fair of SODIMMS will also lead to a performance drop due to the way (so-called dual channel) memory is addressed.
     
  18. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    This has gone back up to £72.84 now :(
     
  19. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    If you're in the US, then Newegg or Frys.com will be your best bet. There's really no point in buying directly from the manufactorer unless you're getting one hell of a deal. Plus Newegg's RMA policy is probably the best online so you can't go wrong there.
     

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