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Cheap prices on memory upgrades for intel based macbooks/macbook pro/mac mini

1GB (512MBx2) £44.64

2GB (1GBx2) £82.24

Includes Free delivery. Add £2.49 for 1-2 day delivery

2 GB kit was closer to £180 nearer christmas at Crucial , still £240 on Apple website!

Thanks to the member who submitted the 24" dell monitor offer, now I'm officially broke!
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banned#1
very good price thanks I will be upgrading to 2gb its long over due!

people should be advised that using 3rd party RAM like this will void your warranty


Mine is out of warranty so I dont care :thinking:
#2
Dont talk rubbish, using third party memory does NOT void warranty.
#3
Proximo
very good price thanks I will be upgrading to 2gb its long over due!

people should be advised that using 3rd party RAM like this will void your warranty


Mine is out of warranty so I dont care :thinking:


It does nothing of the sort.

This is a GREAT price, my 2GB cost me about £160 this time last year.
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Welcome to the forums v_24887 :)
1 Like #5
Welcome to HotUKDeals v_24887 and Thanks for the post :)

You might be able to use this extra 5% discount link too: http://www.hotukdeals.com/go/?m=130&d=http://www.crucial.com/uk/promo/index.asp?prog=ukmacuser&CPE=PAC-ukmacuser
banned#6
I head it did :whistling:

any documentation to prove either way?
#7
No lol Just try it I suppose and if it does, it's a bonus ;-)
banned#8
Okay I did some googling and 3rd party RAM does not appear to void a warranty although an apple rep claimed it did, in practice: they will honour the warranty regardless of RAM
#9
Proximo
people should be advised that using 3rd party RAM like this will void your warranty :


The manufacturer of my computer doesn't recommend a brand manufacturer of RAM to upgrade nor do they sell RAM they just assemble & sell computers.
What is the definitions of 1st, 2nd 3rd party RAM?
banned#10
firespire
The manufacturer of my computer doesn't recommend a brand manufacturer of RAM to upgrade nor do they sell RAM they just assemble & sell computers.
What is the definitions of 1st, 2nd 3rd party RAM?

RAM that is not manufactored by apple

doesnt matter now anyway :whistling:
#11
lol, I guess there really is only 1st and 2nd party RAM!

1st party = directly from your computer manufacturer. So for example if you returned your laptop to apple to get the RAM upgraded, that would be 1st party.

3rd party = RAM purchased from elsewhere. So if you bought the above crucial RAM and installed it yourself, that would be 3rd party.


Using 3rd party RAM does not void the warranty at all. HOWEVER, if you cause any damage to your laptop while installing the RAM, then they have a right not to honour the warranty.

An example would be the Mac Mini. It is a pain in the ass to get the cover open, and to get to the RAM slot requires the unplugging of several cables. Now if I happened to leave one of the cables unplugged, and that cased the mac to overheat and therefore burn the board, Apple has a right not to honour the warranty.

So the moral of the story is.... upgrade your own RAM as its cheaper, but make sure you read guides and tips posted on forums to make sure you know what you're doing.
#12
boonkoh

1st party = directly from your computer manufacturer. So for example if you returned your laptop to apple to get the RAM upgraded, that would be 1st party.

3rd party = RAM purchased from elsewhere. So if you bought the above crucial RAM and installed it yourself, that would be 3rd party.


All very interesting. I don't think my computer manufacturer have a return & upgrade system so it's only 3rd part for me - plus sending it back sounds expensive.
#13
I've just upgraded my sister's MacBook from 512mb to 2gb Crucial memory. Safari is definitely snappier! Not so long ago this would have cost ~£200 but with 5% discount (found it somewhere on this forum) £76 - £4.52 (7% quidco earnings) = £71.50 :-D.

There are videos on youtube etc showing how to install memory etc.

Btw, a tip for opening a Mac Mini. Use a pizza cutter, the round blade makes easy work of prising open the bottom, just run it along the sides, and should result in no cosmetic damage. I personally didn't have any problems with wires when installing the ram (this was on a PPC mini) though it was a tight squeeze.

On the MacBook its pretty easy to do. Release the battery, loosen 3 screws to remove guard, pull the levers, insert the new memory with the notch on the left, push the memory in quite hard.
#14
fantastic, cheers. i'll wait til closer to pay day before doubling my iMac's RAM

apple want £240 to do it, these guys want £82 ^_^
#15
My ole G4 iLamp workhorse has a Crucial Stick in it.

Saved me a hundred bucks (versus Apple prices) back in 2003.

When I finally pony up for a new rig I'll probably go to Cruical again. Never had a problem, but to be fair, I haven't had any RAM failures over the years, be it Micron, Kingston, Hynix etc.

Any Mac that has user serviceable slots are good to go, the only way you would invalidate your warranty is if you somehow managed to fit the wrong spec of memory and subsequently damaged your system - and then you would take it out and play dumb! ;-)
#16
Hi

I posted this deal because it is an amazing price for 2gb. I had been dying to get more memory for ages but it simple seemed too expensive. I had strated to loose patience with my computer and was ready to upgrade because I thought better to put that much money towards a new computer.

I still kept checking to see what the prices were as ram prices are always changing, unless from Apple. I was pleasantly surprised to see Crucial had seriously dropped the price of their ram modules and purchased immediately.

I recommend anyone to upgrade their memory. My macbook single core duo may just see another few months service before I pass it on to a family member minus ram!

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