RAM config

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  1. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    I know most people here would highly recommend buying 3rd party RAM. How much do you save and is it straight forward to install? I didn't mind the idea of just getting 4gb BTO but now I'm thinking it might be kinda crazy if its really marked up that much.

    The current MBPs come w/ 2gb....is that 2x1gb sticks or 1 2gb?
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  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    2x1gb

    MBP BTO ram is what? 400 dollars? (or used to be, might be lower now)

    retail its about $80

    and yes its easy to install
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Even as low as $20-$30 if you can find rebates and clearance.
     
  4. MowingDevil thread starter macrumors 68000

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    $200 upgrade I believe.

    So in the new machines it looks like the base Pro has the same ram as the last model (SO-DIMMs) but the higher end model has DDR3...does that make a huge difference?
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    All the new macbooks have ddr3, im sure all the pros will as well.
     
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  7. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Looks like it to me. I know on the same site there is Corsair memory that is a little bit less expensive.
     
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    Apple ram cheap?

    Maybe Im missing something but the 4GB ram for the new mbps (DDR 3 1066mhz) seems to be selling on newegg for about $150+, yet the 4 GB upgrade on apple is only 150. Isnt it better to just take the apple upgrade?
     
  11. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    If you have you go through apple, you need to wait weeks. sucks. buy it third party and install yourself.
     
  12. eddy64 macrumors regular

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    Are you sure about this? would upgrading the ram through apple (which is now at a very reasonable price) delay my order? it just seemsmore sensible touse the ram provided by apple if its at the same price (if not cheaper).
    I personally have no problem replacing any parts (such as ram, hdd, etc), I just think the ram recomended by apple would e better
     
  13. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    Did they say that the new Pro's support up to 8GB anywhere? I sure hope so.
     
  14. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Thats what im hoping :)
     

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