What do you guys think of this RAM deal for the new macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by likemyorbs, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Just installed a batch from them two hours ago. Seems to work ok. Pretty generic stuff.

    (notable are their excellent feedback and the "Macbook" designation)

    Considering how people are getting mixed results from brand names it seems wise to try and save as much as possilbe on this rather expensive upgrade.

    I chose Priority shipping for the extra $5 but with Cashback it wasn't that much of a hit (USPS first class is a gamble IMHO)
     
  2. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok so im about to buy it if no one has anything bad to say about the ram... any opinions before i go ahead and get it? im really not sure whether to trust it or not...
     
  3. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Funny stuff. How can it be well tested if it's brand new? :rolleyes: ;) :cool:

    No, seriously. It's a Power Seller and it's the correct RAM. It's a good price, too. What could possibly be bad about this deal?
     
  4. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Idk, I was thinking maybe the quality? I don't know much about ram
     
  5. bengal85 macrumors regular

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    This is a good deal I dont think you will find 4GB at any better price EVER
     
  6. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Like others have mentioned, he is a power seller. 99.7% positive feedback too. If that's any indication, I'd trust the description that says it was made with Samsung semiconductors. Kinda makes me wish I'd found this before upgrading for $150 from the Apple Store.
     
  7. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok so I just went ahead and bought it and I think I got a pretty gnarly deal if I do say so myself
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    That is a great deal. I paid $135 plus shipping for mine less than a month ago and it's not Samsung.
     
  9. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    well thats the thing, its not samsung retail brand, it just says made with samsung semi-conductors, so im not sure if that means anything
     
  10. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    Keep it going. I'd be interested to see whether you started seeing graphics glitches or kernel panics with some extended uptime.
     
  11. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    why would there be?
     
  12. Son of Matrix macrumors regular

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    I have bought a classic MBP (early 2008). Can this work with it? I have 2GB now... I heard that I can only upgrade to 4GB?
     
  13. fishniw macrumors regular

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    actually 6 if you want to be technical. The majority opinion on this site is to just go with 4 (2x2) though. It should be enough.
     
  14. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If I'm not mistaken I think that uses ddr2
     
  15. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Early 2008 Macbook does use DDR2. Should be able to get that cheaper than DDR3.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
  18. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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  19. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    Checking in for an update. That's an awesome price for ram if they do indeed use Samsung chips. Have you experienced any problems?
     
  20. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So i got my ram today, after battling the tiny little screws on this macbook that refused to come out, i finally installed it and it works amazingly. and theyre the same samsung semi conductors as the original ram i took out of the macbook, theyre just not samsung retail brand. anyway they work great, and you can clearly feel the difference between 2 and 4gb, especially in parallels
     
  21. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    I guess that's a good start. Can you check back in after a couple of days worth of uptime and usage?
     
  22. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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  23. gnikcjack macrumors member

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    Thanks for the heads up on this deal, I just got some as well. I'll also let you guys know how it's going once I have it up and running for a week.
     
  24. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    no problem, it seems to be working great so far, and since he's a powerseller...i'm feeling pretty optimistic. just make sure you have the right tool or you'll find yourself filing down a screw driver thats just a little bigger than the screw...
     

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