Upgrade RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thechidz, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000

    thechidz

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    why is it so expensive to upgrade to 4gb of ram through the apple store? like $700? I thought RAM was relatively inexpensive?
     
  2. jcs1088 macrumors regular

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    you can find cheaper RAM on newegg.com or macsales.com i was gonna upgrade my ram on the apple store too but thanks to the forums i was informed of cheaper RAM
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Apple has always gouged on RAM prices...the gap had narrowed significantly, but third-party vendors have dropped prices a lot recently and reopened the huge gap. RAM is basically a commodity, and prices fluctuate daily. But Apple's not really a RAM vendor and I guess it's simpler (and more profitable) for them to set an initial price for RAM and then not adjust it.

    Buy from a trusted third-party vendor like OWC or DMS and install it yourself. It's about the easiest thing you can do on your computer.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Since you live in the USA I'd recommend OWC or DMS as previously mentioned.

    Also you can find excellent information in our RAM Guides. :cool:
     

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