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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMacbookMan View Post
    I think everybody here would highly recommend newegg, it's very reliable. I bought my ram from there and had an excellent buying experience. I didn't buy that brand though so can't review on that. Good luck!
    What brand did you buy? Would you recommend the brand you bought?
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    I purchased 2 GB from NewEgg.com for $109.00 compared to Apple's $350.00. It hasn't arrived yet, but I've asked several members within this forum about them and I haven't had one negative remark... I'll let you know when it comes... but generally speaking, ram is ram (more or less) and if the sticks don't work, you send them back... I've bought non-brand name sticks for my PC's and never had any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GulfVetSAF View Post
    OK, I saw this posted in another thread. I was curious if anyone has purchased sticks from this site and if this link is what I need for my macbook?

    Appreciate the input.

    Scott

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231116
    I went to the link and viewed the product and the reviews. The reviews from both PC and MacBook and MacBook Pro users who bought and installed it in their laptops were all positive so I am ordering one.

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    Installing/Upgrading RAM is quite easy as you point out.

    Quote Originally Posted by JaredXM View Post
    should I buy a macbook direct from apple store with 2gb of ram, or buy ram similar to this and install it myself. I've seen a video of someone getting to the ram in a macbook and it looks pretty simple.
    Just FYI, if you upgrade your MacBooks RAM on the "Production Line" so to speak, which is when you order it from Apple, the cost of RAM is comparable to any 3rd Party RAM provider. It's only when you go to Apple later and try to upgrade or buy RAM that they seem to double their RAM prices ....

    I have noticed recently (Thanks Zoolook) that Crucial.com were selling RAM at roughly half price to what I paid for the 2 X 1Gb I bought recently, SO, it's worth checking out if Apple has also dropped their asking prices before making any decisions. Having said that, always make sure you check the specs of the RAM your Mac uses and always be mindful to install/seat the RAM properly if you do it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8 View Post
    Just FYI, if you upgrade your MacBooks RAM on the "Production Line" so to speak, which is when you order it from Apple, the cost of RAM is comparable to any 3rd Party RAM provider. It's only when you go to Apple later and try to upgrade or buy RAM that they seem to double their RAM prices ....
    Looking at the Macbook, Apple charges $175 to upgrade from 1GB to 2GB. Newegg's cheapest 2x1GB set is $104.99 and Crucial's price is $119.99. So not exactly comparable, but not horrendously overpriced either. But you're right about buying it later costing an arm and a leg. Apple charges $350 for 2x1GB modules!!

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    I think I may just upgrade the ram from 1 Gig to 2 myself. Looking at an educational discount its $157 to upgrade from 1 to 2 for me. But I've installed RAM on many machines myself and don't have any problems with it.

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