What to do with old 4GB of ram(2x2GB) from MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by detz, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. detz macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    I'm upgrading to 8GB and now I'm going to have the 4GB ram that is useless. Anyone I know that has a 15 or 17 already has 4GB since it's standard so will this ram work on older macbooks?
  2. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Jul 12, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    You can sell it to anybody with a alu macbook 13", mbp 13" or 2009 macbook. Also any laptop that uses DDR3 memory.
  3. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    I sent you a message.
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You mainly have to see if the Mac can accept DDR3 memory. The older ones won't.
  5. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  6. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

    Oct 19, 2009
    Cedar City, Utah
    I have a Mac Mini, and i just ordered some ram last week. Should be here tomorrow or something. If I woulda seen your post I would have hit you up! I'd sell that if I were you =) I would have given you like 50-75$
  7. applebook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    There is definitely a large market for 2Gb DDR3 modules. Unfortunately for many fools on Craigslist, there is NO market for 1Gb DDR3 modules. Try telling these ignoramuses not to advertise them for $20 a pop.
  8. iMav macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2008
    Columbus, WI
    I typically sell my excess ram on craigslist. 2GB sodimms always see
    to go quickly (DDR2 and DDR3).
  9. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2008
    do you really notice the 8gb of ram? i'm not going to upgrade yet, i'll wait until the prices drop even further. I haven't really been using the 4gb in my system anyways.
  10. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    I don't have it yet, it should be here monday but I use VM's all day at work and I have three browsers open with tons of tabs not to mention itunes, photoshop, xcode, a dozen or so terminals, mail, cal, textmate, etc... I've noticed that the VM's can take up 2-3GB so getting this will leave plenty for my normal apps which should make things snappier.

    If I consider I can sell my existing ram for at least 60 that brings the price down to $329.99 which seems like a pretty good deal to me.
  11. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Now that there are iMacs with 4 RAM slots I'm surprised that these iMac owners aren't buying up the 1gb RAM sticks for cheap. I commonly see people selling their 2x1GB sticks for $20 for both.

    If you have a 21 or 27" iMac you can go from 4GB -> 6GB for just $20. Not bad.

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