Where to buy ram

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  1. VMG macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new MBP 15' 2.4ghz i7 and it has 4gb of ram. I am looking to upgrade it to at least 8gb.

    I have seen Crucial memory but I'm not sure how good their products are. They have a 8gb kit for only $45, that seems to me to be very cheap for 8gb considering that apple charges like 200 for that upgrade. Has anyone used crucial products before?
     
  2. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial RAM is good and many people agree on that.
     
  3. jbsmithmac macrumors regular

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    I've always used crucial ...for years. No issues!
     
  4. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had issues with Crucial for a MacBook. (Have for custom windows rigs but every company has some bad product slip past quality control and their RMA service is excellent). I also have always had good luck with Mushkin but that tends to be a bit pricier than most other brands.
     
  5. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    I always get mine at RAM-O-Rama!

    Just kidding. Crucial isn't anything special anymore, though there seems to be a lot of residual loyalty to the brand. Nothing wrong with them though, as far as I know. Really any reputable major brand will work. Check Newegg and see what gets the best/most reviews these days.
     
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Apple actually charges $400 for 8GB of ram. They set that price a few years ago, when the cost for 8GB were probably around $200 or so. They never adjusted it to market prices.

    Brand memory seems to go for $40-$50 this holiday shopping season, and down to $20 in some sales. So don't worry, $45 is not cheap, you're getting quality RAM.
     
  7. sliesnham macrumors newbie

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    I use Crucial too. It's just RAM to me, no overclocking/speed issues to worry about. Just reliable, dependable, and reasonable price is all you need. Crucial seem to deliver this and their new M4 SSD's seem pretty good too although I went with OCZ in the end as I got a better deal.
     
  8. Gillespie81 macrumors regular

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    i have g-skill which is also on newegg.
    no issues.
     

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