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

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!
 

DDar

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There are numerous opinions, I use Crucial, it works well for me. Many purchase from NewEgg.
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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Sneakz

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Jul 17, 2008
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How does this look?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231199


Jesus though, $99 for DDR2 RAM?! I remember it being cheaper. :(
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.
 
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DDar

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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.
So, basically, prices are just going to keep on rising?!
 
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sn0warmy

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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... :(
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.
 
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