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

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    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

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    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

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    I sent you a message.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You mainly have to see if the Mac can accept DDR3 memory. The older ones won't.
     
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  6. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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