Where can I get good deals on memory?

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    I want to increase memory/Ram on my macs. Where are the best deal?

    I have a 2008 iMac that I believe can go to 6 GB of memory and currently my macbook has 4GB of Ram and wonder how high I can get to.

    Any way, I will appreciate some insights.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    OWC is probably the best place but NewEgg may be a bit cheaper but you must know what you're buying
     
  3. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks co-member! That is what I want to be careful on. Based on the info I provided, witch ones am I suppose to get?
     
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    How much RAM do you have in your iMac? When was it bought in 2008? If you have 4GB (2x2GB), then all you need is a single 4GB module.

    What MacBook do you have?
     
  6. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have a late 2008 iMac with 4GB and a late 2008 macbook with 4 GB.
     
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    RAM for MacBook (it can take 6GB but some people have got 8GB to work but I'd stick with 6GB)

    RAM for iMac
     
  8. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    THANKS FOR THE LINKS. so what you're saying is that the macbook I have with 4GB can have an additional 4GB or 2GB? Same with my iMac?
     
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    Both can take 6GB of RAM. As they currently have 2x2GB, you need 1x4GB to make it 6GB.

    Some people have had luck with 8GB in MacBook but I would stick with 6GB so it won't cause any extra hassle (if it doesn't work, you need to send the modules back etc).
     

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