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Apple mac pro memory con

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I will soon be buying a macpro and looking at the config 3x1gb ram included .ok 6gb 3x2gb + £120 8gb 4x2gb + £200 Is it me or do the maths not work out 3x2gb £120 so each 2gb of ram is £4…
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I will soon be buying a macpro and looking at the config

3x1gb ram included .ok
6gb 3x2gb + £120
8gb 4x2gb + £200

Is it me or do the maths not work out

3x2gb £120 so each 2gb of ram is £40 each. so shouldnt the 8gb for £200 really be £160
Why does Apple for a extra 2gb of ram charge a whopping £80 instead of £40.

I would not buy apple ram anyway but whats going on in their heads it does not make sense.

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
its just like buying flash drives really, the 2gb and 4gb ones are cheaper than the big 32gb ones :)
banned#2
wow i never realized that and i was looking at the configs for a long time the other day, it shows how apple love to squeeze extra money from our pockets, but then again their products are the best!!!!
banned#3
paz2k6
its just like buying flash drives really, the 2gb and 4gb ones are cheaper than the big 32gb ones :)


But it is 4 x2gb, it's not 2 x4gb, so if anything it should be cheaper cause your buying more memory modules from them.
#4
You think that's bad?
Look at the prices for the 8-core mac pro:

http://uploadpsd.com/file/61181.png

4x 2GB = £20 each.
6x 2GB = £40 each.
8x 2GB = £50 each.
8x 4GB = £610 each.

WHAT?!

£4900 on RAM?! GTFO!!
#5
OP - what link are you using to get these prices?
#6
Xb0xGuru
OP - what link are you using to get these prices?


UK Online Apple Store.
Prices stated in the OP:
http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/MB871B/A?mco=NDE4NDIzNQ

Prices stated in my post ^:
http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/MB535B/A?mco=NDE4NDI0Mw
#7
My bro had the same problem and he went to this website; http://www.memorybits.co.uk/
where they do cheap memory and then fitted it himself and the cost difference came out as i think £200 od
so i think worth it, hope this helps but tbh don't ask me how to fit the ram on it got no idea personally.
cheers
#8
Magic_monkey


Ok - I couldn't see it on the purchasing of extra memory. I didn't realise it was a confgurator..

I don't think it's the 8GB which is expensive - I think the 6GB is cheap - at least when you compare it to buying it afterwards:

http://store.apple.com/uk/memorymodel/ME_QUADCR_3G_MPRO
#9
One possible explaination is there's a shortage of ram, then overcharging for the machines using more sticks would make sense since for every three people you convinced to go for 6GB instead of 8GB you'd be able to sell one more machine, and a whole machine is likely to give you more profit then a few extra memory sticks.

I don't know whether there actually is a shortage of EEC DDR3 currently or whether apple is just overcharging.
#10
Magic_monkey
You think that's bad?
Look at the prices for the 8-core mac pro:

http://uploadpsd.com/file/61181.png

4x 2GB = £20 each.
6x 2GB = £40 each.
8x 2GB = £50 each.
8x 4GB = £610 each.

WHAT?!

£4900 on RAM?! GTFO!!


The 4gb sticks are expensive full stop.
One of the reasons i am going with the mac pro 4x2gb = 8gb ram cheap. The imac and macbook pros states up to 8gb ram but it costs A LOT for the 2 4gb sticks. So imacs and macbook pros are limited to the 4gb ram max unless you want to pay £800 extra.

£950 cheapest imac # 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB [+ £773.95]
£1950 17"macbook pro # 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB [+ £800.00]

Once the sticks come down in price the mac pro with 4x4gb will give 16gb

Its one the jokes about the quad 4 slot or 8core 8 slots mac pro. its cheaper to buy the 8 core and fit it with 16gb ram than to buy the quad with 16gb
#11
EndlessWaves
One possible explaination is there's a shortage of ram, then overcharging for the machines using more sticks would make sense since for every three people you convinced to go for 6GB instead of 8GB you'd be able to sell one more machine, and a whole machine is likely to give you more profit then a few extra memory sticks.

I don't know whether there actually is a shortage of EEC DDR3 currently or whether apple is just overcharging.


I am no expert at all but heard some people talk about ddr3 working best in 3 and complaints as to why the did not give 6 slots or something. Anyway
crucial are charging £67.84 for 2x2gb so £135 for 8gb ram plus you could sell of the original 1gb sticks.

2x4gb is still a high £740 at crucial.
#12
You're forgetting the original 3x1GB:

£120 extra on top of the cost of 3x1GB for 3x2GB
£200 extra on top of the cost of 3x1GB for 4x2GB

Therefore cost per 1x2GB stick = £80 and cost of original 3x1GB sticks = £120 (£40 per stick). (£120 for 3x1GB, £240 for 3x2GB, £320 for 4x2GB, 40 per gb for all options). Still an absolute rip-off, but the maths makes sense...
#13
mrplay
I am no expert at all but heard some people talk about ddr3 working best in 3 and complaints as to why the did not give 6 slots or something.


The new Intel Core i7 processors work best with a multiple of three memory modules, but the memory on it's own doesn't care how many others are beside it.

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