Where can I find memory for my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigJohno, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #1
    Hey I would like to know of a place where I can get a stick of 2 gigs. I want to max out my MBP. Thanks
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #2
    First item: Try a Search, we cover this about 5 times per week...

    Second: You can only put in a 2 Gb SODIMM if your machine is a Core2Duo. The CoreDuo machines do not support the 2 Gb module.

    Third: Where are you?

    You want a reputable company that knows Macs, tests and guarantees compatibility, and offers a lifetime warranty and a no-cost exchange or return if it doesn't work.

    If you are in the USA, then the most-recommended sites are Crucial (use the link at the top of this page), OWC (MacSales) and Data Memory Systems.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  3. MacDann macrumors 6502a

    MacDann

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Location:
    Can see the end of the Earth from here
    #3
    You can use any number of suppliers, my personal favorite is OWC (Other World Computing) who gives a lifetime guarantee on their memory and is always very competitive price-wise.

    MD
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    #4
    i got my RAM from OWC but newegg has the best prices i've seen (not always the best RAM, though).
     
  5. BigJohno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #5
    What? then how can you put 3 gigs of ram in a MBP? it says 3 gigs on apples site.
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #6
    Sigh.

    There are two different series of MacBook Pro
    The first models were CoreDuo processors, with a 2 Gb maximum (2 x 1 Gb)
    The second (current) model line are Core2Duo processors, with a 3 Gb maximum (1 x 2 Gb + 1 x 1 Gb)

    You didn't specify which you had, it could have been either.

    So: Shift your lazy keester and do some of your own research rather than taking time to argue with someone who's trying to help you.
     
  7. BigJohno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
  8. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

    Nicolasdec

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2006
    Location:
    São Paulo
  9. joekix macrumors 6502

    joekix

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Location:
    earth, long beach CA to be exact
    #9
    i recommend data memory systems as well. just bought a gig for my mbp c2d for $67.00 shipped and all is well. you get a little discount also if you're an educator.
     
  10. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #10
    Lets see:
    From someone who you have never heard of before, whio uses an eBay account handle rather than a real name, address and phone number,
    Who is likely (based on avreages) to close their ebay store/account within the year,
    Who has virtually no standards of accuracy that they have to comply with,
    Who will (again, on average) not be there when you need warranty service and you find out that the RAM manufacturer doesn't deal with consumers,
    Who will not care what their reputation is in 3 years, because they will probably be operating under another name.

    Oh yeah, a great place to buy RAM :rolleyes:

    There are some reputable dealers on eBay, BUT there are many, many more unknown sellers.

    I prefer to stick with brick and mortar firms that have been around for 10 or more years and have an investment in their reputation and integrity.
     
  11. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    #11
    essentially, no.
     

Share This Page