what to do with old RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gelatin, May 28, 2009.

  1. gelatin macrumors 6502

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    just upgraded my MBP from the default 2x1gb sticks to 2x2gb sticks.
    now i have the old sticks spare. where can i sell them?
    what should i do to ensure they dont break or whatever? so far ive just put them in the packaging my new ram came in
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    If you bought your RAM from OWC, they allow you to send it in and get some money for it. Check it out here.

    I still have the original RAM that came with my MacBook Pro and iMac. I store them just in case.
     
  3. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    I give it to family (or some friends) who have computers (usually notebooks) that could use it.
     
  4. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    sell it craigs' list. i sold my 2x1GB stock ram for $30 a few months ago. my 2x2GB sticks cost me $40 from fry's:) it is crucial ram.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Hang on to it. That way if you ever have problems, you have some other known-good RAM you can swap in a test with (sometimes defective DIMMs or incompatibilities don't show up right away). You might want it for another machine someday. You never know. I have a big bin I keep unneeded but functional computer parts in. It's contents come in handy every so often.
     
  7. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    You have to toss it in a pool of molten metal, lest Skynet use it in the future to build T-101s.
     

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