Very Cheap Ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gethyphyyo, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    To each their own but I'd never put that trash in my mac.
     
  3. pnyc macrumors 6502

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    Really? What's wrong with Crucial?
     
  4. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    You sure do have some interesting opinions. Can't really see where you get off calling Crucial ram trash.

    :confused:
     
  5. gethyphyyo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah. I had it in my last MacBook and worked just fine.

    Maybe he had a problem with his and it left a biter taste for the brand.
     
  6. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah he probably did.


    ;)
     
  7. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you are being sarcastic. Crucial aka Micron is one of the largest ram makers in the world. You probably have Micron chips on your graphics card...
     
  8. Surely Guest

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    Seems like a good deal. Nothing wrong with Crucial.

    You save around $30 from what Apple charges (they charge $100), so I wouldn't say that you're saving an arm and a leg.

    I can't believe Apple charges $1000 for an 8GB upgrade!
     
  9. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I can believe it.
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    Yeah, I know, I can believe it too. I guess what I meant was that I can't believe that people would actually pay that much for RAM.
     
  11. gethyphyyo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought they charged $200 for 4gigs

    I just looked. and it's $200.00 if you just buy the ram as I am doing.

    When I bought the computer I knew I didn't need the extra ram so didn't have a need to add it on.

    and after reading about everyone having 4gigs I got bored of my 2 and ordered the 4.
     
  12. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    It's good ram my refurb came with 8G or i would buy more.
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    I see, yes, you are correct- it is $200 if you buy the RAM separately from Apple. I was looking at the add-on price during the purchase of the MBP.

    And I also saw that to buy 8GB of RAM separately, it costs $1200! Crazy! What's the extra $200 for anyway?
     
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    I was being sarcastic though I personally failed to insert the wink. It was my error. Andrew Henry you clearly have issue with me regardless of what I say. :rolleyes:
    OP yes I was being very sarcastic. I buy all my ram from crucial or owc. Apple can suck it with their ram prices.
    Ps I am female according to the doctors. I know my name really confuses most. ;)
     
  16. gethyphyyo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I seen that as well. But not when it was $56.00

    I went ahead and just bought the one on eBay because of the 32% off. I think the promo ends today?

    Seems to be a really good deal because looking at the sellers feedback. they have sold tons at the $99.99 price point and people are not having any issues.

    If your not in any rush. I guess you could wait a few months for the price to drop on ddr3 ram
     
  17. gethyphyyo thread starter macrumors regular

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    understandable.

    And ya... I noticed after I posted that your name was Jessia so I kinda figured it out that you were female.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So long as you know it was an oversight of an emoticon on my part. :) I save my best material for those who need it. ;) But yeah, as of late my pick has been QWC mostly out of habit. I have OWC in my mini and put 8 GB in my MP which Apple took out and replaced with Samsung saying it was the memory that took down an entire machine. Either way, I got free Samsung ram and a new machine.
     
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  20. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    Is it my imagination?

    Do Macs run faster per GB of memory or do they just have a lower max? The numbers people are citing for upgrade seem pretty low compared to max for a PC.

    Cheers!
     
  21. elie.fares macrumors regular

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    I got them off amazon last week for 65$ with free shipping.
     
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  23. lathode macrumors member

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    I'm not sure how Macs use RAM, but Vista/Seven have superfetch, so the more memory you have the better. Typically 4GB is plenty, but because of how cheap DDR2 is there's no real con to running 8GB. I ran Seven on an old system with 512mb of RAM and was able to browse the web and use iTunes. So even 2GB would be plenty. For the relatively low cost 4GB seems to be the sweet spot for MBP's.
     
  24. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    That gives me hope for trying it out. My box is about the same so I didn't bother to download it. Think I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

    Cheers! :cool:
     
  25. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Considering that cost on the chips (for a manufacturer to buy them) is right around $300-$325 right now, I'm not horrifically surprised that apple charges $300-$400 over wholesale for the upgrade.
     

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