What do you do with the original RAM?

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  1. Virgo macrumors 6502

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    I recently upgraded my RAM in my MBP from 4 to 8gb. What do I do with the original RAM? Is it worthless?
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Nah, ebay it. I got like 20 bucks or so for mine.
     
  3. LeeRod macrumors member

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    Know anyone with who can use it? When I upgraded mine, my cousin had just got a laptop with only 2gb of RAM, it was compatible so I just gave it to him to put in his machine.
     
  4. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    Sell it. Around $20 is about right (sold mine right here on MacRumors).
     
  5. cgallant725 macrumors newbie

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    Usually hang onto mine and will put it back in the machine if it has to go in for warranty work just incase it ever gets replaced.
     
  6. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Also, if you ever have suspected RAM problems, you'll have known good RAM to use in troubleshooting.
     
  7. calderone macrumors 68040

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    These. This is more valuable than $20.
     
  8. Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good idea, never thought about RAM problems. I guess I'll hold onto mine.
     
  9. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Yup, mine stay's in a desk drawer waiting for Beeps..
     
  10. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    I hold onto memory and hard drives just in case I ever need to bring it in for repairs or if there is a problem with the replacement parts.
     
  11. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yep, I'd hang onto it. $20 isn't worth it. At least you'll have something lying around in a worst-case scenario.
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Not just RAM problems, any problems. If you send it to the Genius it could come back with the original ram size.
     
  13. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Keep It!

    As stated, when you send it in for repairs it comes back in original config.

    I keep both my RAM and my HDD that I pulled.

    One other benefit, if you put the OEM ram and HDD back, it might work and you can identify the problem yourself and save it from being sent in.
     
  14. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    i still have mine and have been meaning to toss it up into the Marketplace. maybe over the Christmas holiday I'll get around to it.
     

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