So what is everyone doing with their spare 2GB RAM chips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sparkie7, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    I just ordered a 4GB stick thanks to this thread (and ayeying, heh)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=573906

    so i'll be left with a homeless 2GB DDR2 5300 RAM chip.. so what do I with it.. stick it in a glass box for prosperity?

    I can't use it on my old 15 or 17 G4 Powerbooks.. so any ideas?
     
  2. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    I haven't upgraded yet, but my plan was to sell them on eBay. I didn't realize they were practically worthless.
     
  3. iwanttogarden macrumors member

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    Yep they're worthless since laptops have limited memory slots, and most modern laptops already come with 1GB sticks.

    So I guess either hold on to it or see how far you can chuck it.
     
  4. MAcNIAC macrumors regular

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    keep it incase your 4gig stick dies.
     
  5. bplein macrumors 6502

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    Sell it on your favorite listing site.

    I'd buy a single stick @ 2GB for the right price. I have a second semi-broken macbook that has a bad slot, so I could max out the RAM at 2GB with a single slot, if it was priced right.
     
  6. ftbps macrumors member

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    NO NO NO NO .....Keep that with you. Incase you have to send your laptop to apple for repair, put that back in. This way they have nothing to hold against you. Companies are good with that.
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Save it for a rainy day, and follow ftbps's advice in case of a needed repair.
     
  8. rychencop macrumors 65816

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  9. magallanes macrumors regular

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    I too put the old memory in my father notebook and i can claim it back in case of use the warranty.
     
  10. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    If it's a white MacBook, that won't work as it's DDR2
     
  11. CalumC macrumors regular

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    Send it to me, and I'll put it to good use! I can use it to bump the RAM in my pre-SR MBP.
     
  13. AboveTheChaos macrumors regular

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    I agree with this. Last time I had problems they tried to tell me it was my non-Apple ram (even though the tests came back ok). So I had my original RAM and popped it back and in and showed them. FWIW, it turned out to be the logic board and once they replaced it, it was fine.
     
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