What do you do with the original RAM?

Virgo

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 7, 2011
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Los Angeles, CA
I recently upgraded my RAM in my MBP from 4 to 8gb. What do I do with the original RAM? Is it worthless?
 

LeeRod

macrumors member
Jun 29, 2010
93
23
Michigan
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.
 

cgallant725

macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2010
28
0
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.
 

drambuie

macrumors 6502a
Feb 16, 2010
751
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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.
Also, if you ever have suspected RAM problems, you'll have known good RAM to use in troubleshooting.
 

SDub90

macrumors 6502a
Nov 9, 2009
685
3
Long Island
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.
 

vincenz

macrumors 601
Oct 20, 2008
4,256
128
Yep, I'd hang onto it. $20 isn't worth it. At least you'll have something lying around in a worst-case scenario.
 

harcosparky

macrumors 68020
Jan 14, 2008
2,055
1
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.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
26,266
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Detroit
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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