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MacBook Pro - Where to buy cheap good quality memory?


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Hello,

I need to buy another gig ram for my MBP. Does anybody have experiences‚
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Hey, go to www.newegg.com. I got a gig stick of Mushkin RAM for my MBP a few months ago and the price keeps getting lower. They sell several other brands of the memory too, but here's the Mushkin I got:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146126

It even has a rebate right now! By the way, make sure the RAM you get is a DDR2 200-pin SODIMM rated at 667mhz and, if you plan to install it yourself, you'll need the smallest phillips screwdriver you can possibly find. Good luck!
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I always recommend crucial for ram - i've bought cheap ram before and suffered the consequences. With crucial you get good quality and decent value for money
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Newegg.com or go to Frys if you have one local. I would stick with Transcend bran. I have seen issues with lots of other brands, but I know Transcend always works.
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I just got one from Newegg, G-Skill, and it's been working like a champ. Newegg typically has the best selection and prices for components.
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Another vote for newegg here. Their service is 2nd to none for computer gear. Prices are typically as good as it gets for any particular item/brand.

Am new in the Mac world, but not new on hardware. Have not checked who is making Ram for the MBP, but in my experience, would stick to the major manufacturers like Corsair, Crucial, Mushkin and maybe Kngston. Strongly advise buying Ram that has the "manufacturers" name and warranty on it, rather than a 3rd party that is buying from the manufacturers and re-branding it. Have just seen too many issues building and upgrading systems with 2nd tier memory over the years.

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I had a 1GB stick of crucial go dead on me, so even the best can be flawed...BUT...the reason i will ALWAYS recommend crucial, is because they rush shipped me a new stick with no questions asked, and were very friendly. the bottom line is, you get what you pay for. get cheap RAM, and cross your fingers, or buy Crucial and know your safe.
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This thread got me thinking, and I just bought a 2x1GB set from Newegg. I can't believe how much memory prices have dropped in the past couple of months :black:
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I had a 1GB stick of crucial go dead on me, so even the best can be flawed...BUT...the reason i will ALWAYS recommend crucial, is because they rush shipped me a new stick with no questions asked, and were very friendly. the bottom line is, you get what you pay for. get cheap RAM, and cross your fingers, or buy Crucial and know your safe.
exactly, because they give you lifetime guarantee on every stick of ram they sell. And you know it's quality because it's got a micron chipset.
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exactly, because they give you lifetime guarantee on every stick of ram they sell. And you know it's quality because it's got a micron chipset.
Another big thumbs up for Crucial. Great service, decent prices and I've never had a quality problem.

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no where else but newegg.

they get 110% of my business and have all sorts of stuff

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So, I think I'm going to order some ram for Macky. 1GB from Crucial (2X512), ehhh...wish me luck on installing it myself...I'm a girl. Ughh..I hope I don't mess anything up. I found a tutorial on how to do it. Any advice?? Will I see a huge difference??? I currently only have the standard 512mb.

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So, I think I'm going to order some ram for Macky. 1GB from Crucial (2X512), ehhh...wish me luck on installing it myself...I'm a girl. Ughh..I hope I don't mess anything up. I found a tutorial on how to do it. Any advice?? Will I see a huge difference??? I currently only have the standard 512mb.
It's pretty simple, just make sure you have a fine phillips screwdriver to remove the screws that retain the cover plate. Insert the module at a 45 degree angle until it slots into place (you can only insert it one way) and then press down until it goes flat and you hear a click (you'll see the two retaining clips snap into place). The nice thing about buying from Crucial is that their customer service is very good, so if you feel uncomfortable, just call them and they'll walk you through it.

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You should see a difference - an extra gig will definitely free up some swap space and apps should be zippier.
From my experience of installing ram (not sure about laptops) the key is to be firm when pushing it in.
While you shouldn't snap the stick in half you need to properly click it into place.
Hope that helps, and please don't blame me if it all goes wrong and you break it because you shoved it in with too much force!
Oh, and good to hear you went with crucial - they are very good suppliers from my experience
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