so... RAM? everybody is saying don't get the Apple stuff. Why?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iCantwait, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    sup kids?
    I'm getting a MacBook on the 14th like so many other MRusers, but i see alot of people ... cant be stuffed writing, refer to title:D
     
  2. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    it's over priced when you can get the same thing from crucial a lot cheaper
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    because its soooooo much more expensive than getting it from say newegg.com
     
  4. iCantwait thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so, any brands to get, im wanting to max out my rammage... because i can:D
    is generic stuff as good?
     
  5. iCantwait thread starter macrumors 65816

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    is kingston a good brand?
    What brand is apple using, or what better than that?
     
  6. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    Get from apple so their profit raises, you will please the stockholders.
     
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  8. jojo13 macrumors 6502

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    the price my friend, the price
     
  9. osin macrumors 6502

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    Apple is using Samsung's memory.
    Look at OWC website they have a lot of brands to choose from
     
  10. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Personally I use Kingston Ram in my Mac. It costs a lot less than buying from Apple, yet is of equivalent quality.

    If Apples prices on Ram were close to that of Kingston or Crucial then I would buy the Apple parts.
     
  11. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    I ALWAYS go with http://www.crucial.com. It is THE BEST.:)
     
  12. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

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    Indeed. Until then I'm using Patriot memory.
     
  13. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    the brand doesn't really matter; user reviews are more important
     
  14. BlackSp1der macrumors newbie

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    and what about the apple warranty?, I don't have warranty if I open my macbook to put more memory.
     
  15. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Yes you do.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Instructions to upgrading RAM are in the user guide, so you have written authorization from Apple to do it.
     
  17. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Replacing user serviceable parts does not violate Apple's warranty, on MacBooks RAM and hard drive are user serviceable parts
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Many moons ago

    Apple 1 GB to 4 GB Upgrade - $700

    G.Skill 2 x 2 GB off of NewEgg - $79.99
     
  19. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Wonder how many people out there paid $700 for 4GB RAM
     
  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I ran into one user that did. I wish I could find the post though.
     
  21. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    if you're too stuffed to write. i doubt you'll be up for installing ram.

    buy from Apple OP!
     
  22. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Yes but is 4 X the price worth the 15 minutes it takes to install RAM?
     
  23. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    For a lot of people who aren't computer savvy, the mere thought of opening their computer is terrifying, and they don't realize how easy it is. For those people, they gladly look at the price and say "I don't have the hassle factor" and pay the money.

    It isn't even 15 minutes though, and it is no more difficult than unscrewing a screw and placing a cartridge into an Atari / Sega Genesis / Nintendo 64 (depending on your age).
    It is really cake and no one should pay anyone to do it for them, or Apple's markup.
     
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