What's the best RAM to get/place to get it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DDar, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. DDar macrumors 6502

    DDar

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    Hi, I've got a 17'' MBP. It's one of the pre-Unibody models and I got it JUST before they upgraded the standard 17'' to have 4 GB of RAM.

    So, now that I've finally installed Windows 7 on this thing and am playing Dragon Age:Origins, I thought it would be a good time to get RAM.

    Could you guys help me out by telling me what type I should get and what's the best/cheapest place to get it?

    I'd really appreciate it. Thankyou!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There are numerous opinions, I use Crucial, it works well for me. Many purchase from NewEgg.
     
  3. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I there anywhere else? All the RAM I find on Newegg is $80+
    And all Crucial has is $100+!

    I remember a while ago there was a site I could get 2 2GB sticks for only about $45... :(
     
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  5. MecPro macrumors 6502

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    I got my DDR3 from Crucial for about £60, can't say I'm disappointed!
     
  6. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Assuming you live in the U.S., Newegg. Can't go wrong with G. Skill. Works just as well as Crucial if not better and cost less.
     
  7. scottness macrumors 65816

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    Try Crucial. I've never had a problem with their ram.
     
  8. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    1. Thats the wrong RAM
    2. You dont need Apple specific RAM. Its the same stuff but costs more.

    This is what you need.

    As for DDR2 RAM prices, they are going up. DRAMeXchange keeps tabs on the industry and DDR3 has officially surpassed DDR2 in new products making way for more DDR3 production at lower costs. More DDR3 production means less DDR2 production hence prices go up.
     
  10. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, basically, prices are just going to keep on rising?!
     
  11. azentropy macrumors 68020

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    Until they go down again... Just like any commodity - say like Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice :D
     
  12. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased 4GB DDR3 (2 x 2GB) for $65 from newegg right when they first released the unibody MBP. But now that the demand for DDR3 is higher the prices have increased.
     
  13. RHVC59 macrumors 6502

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    I have been very satisfied with newegg!

    been running this RAM in by 15"MPB Santa Rosa for a couple of years...

    Patriot 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model PSD22G6672S - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220229

    Paid $96.00 a stick in November 2007... Today it is going for $39.00
     

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