Where to order my 2 GB RAM

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  1. outlandos macrumors regular

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    My new 17'' MBP is on it's way and I would like to be able to upgrade the RAM from 2 to 4 GB the first day.

    Which brand of RAM should I buy and what's the best place to get it - I live in The Netherlands but i can order online as long as they ship woldwide.

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  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Crucial is reliable but higher priced than some.
    OWC (Macsales.com) in the USA has the RAM about $225 for the 4 Gb kit, apparently will ship overseas if you are willing to assume the risk of loss and the cost of your own country's import procedure.
    Orca in England seems to be reliable based on others' posts, don't know their prices and have not dealt with them personally.

    Thanks
    Trevor
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  3. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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  4. outlandos thread starter macrumors regular

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    But all i can find in other posts are the 4GB kits, but I just need 2 more GB right, as the MBP comes along with 2 GB RAM from the start.
     
  5. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    i usually get mine from newegg. they tend to have really good prices and i also like the fact that there's quite a bit of reviews from mac users.
     
  6. outlandos thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. lkraven macrumors newbie

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    If you are looking to go from 2gb to 4gb, you will need to buy a 4gb kit (2x2gb).

    I am almost certain what you have installed is two 1gb modules, and since you only have two slots, you will actually need to replace both modules with 2gb modules to go from 2gb to 4gb. You can't just "add" 2gb of ram.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The MBP comes with 2 X 1GB sticks of memory. There are only 2 RAM slots. To get 4GB you have to remove the 2 X 1GB sticks and replace them with 2 X 2GB sticks.

    lkraven: SNAP!
     
  9. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Because Apple is like any other company...They like to take advantage of the not so smart folks out there to bring in a buck ;)
     
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  11. outlandos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ohh I see!

    Ahh thanks, more than two times cheaper than apple's offer.

    Think I'll order it there!
     
  12. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Think twice before OWC... better deals can be found:

    http://www.outpost.com/product/5200767

    $95 shipped. Lifetime warranty. Brand name. Great retailer.
    From what I hear, these are Micron chips as well.
     
  13. ZFetterman macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone found a better deal than this? 89.99 for a 2gb stick sounds really good.
     
  14. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Holy cow, they dropped it another $5.
    Awesome.
     
  15. JNB macrumors 604

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    Actually, like most OEM's they offer additional accessories or parts not manufactured by them (in this case, RAM) strictly as a convenience to their customers. They're not in the memory biz, and there's an overhead to keeping it in stock, inventorying it, etc. Consequently, you pay for the "convenience" of them adding it for you. If you're willing to pay that premium, fine, but I bet they'd just as soon you got it elsewhere.

    My company does exactly the same thing; charge a premium for COTS equipment the client can readily find elsewhere. If they expect us to provide it for them, though, they'll pay for that extra convenience. Pretty standard practice, really.
     
  16. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    Best bargain I've seen so far. $180+shipping for two. :eek:
    Thanks
     
  17. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Shipping is free actually :p
     
  18. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    $19.54 for international shipping to Canada :(
    Still cheaper than $224 + shipping from OWC though!!
     
  19. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, for real. Plus you're getting Patriot RAM with quality Micron chips instead of OWC-who-knows-what RAM.
     
  20. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Crucial is very reliable and highly recommended although a tad expensive.
     
  21. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    Didn't it say in another thread that you never know what price Crucial is charging for its RAM since its price varies depending on what computer/browser you visit the site with?
     
  22. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps the price may be different, but the ram and the company is very reliable once you have the ram. When I checked a couple days ago, 4GB was $370, now it's showing as $300! Anyone else get this price? I may have to jum p on this right now!
     
  23. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    well im planning to order a 17" MBP in a month or 6 weeks, and i want to max out the RAM. what im wondering is, what the hell do you do with the stock ram after the upgrade? (apple AU pricing is an extra $1000 for the extra 2gb, or about $400 for 4GB total from a third party, so ordering it with 4gb from the get go is NOT an option).
     
  24. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Some companies, such as OWC, will give you a rebate for sending in the RAM you don't use anymore...some people said $25 per dimm, so $50 back on purchase. I plan to keep my ram when I upgrade so that if I need to send in for repairs or have issues, Apple won't blame it on the third party ram.
     
  25. Stadsport macrumors regular

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    I got a 2gb matched pair by G.SKILL from newegg. I think it was $85 shipped.
     

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