8GB Macbook Pro RAM for £70.30 at Crucial UK
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8GB Macbook Pro RAM for £70.30 at Crucial UK

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Found 18th Jan 2011Made hot 18th Jan 2011
Taken from this post: hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…620 as it's now 50 quid cheaper than before.

You need to use the voucher CRUPROMO7 to get this price!

if you have another laptop (brand / model) check the crucial site, as they have other types of memory for the same price.


Don't forget 7% cash-back through Quidco
- Liddle ol' me

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do you think this will fit in the standard white mac book????

The price of DDR3 Seems to be dropping through the floor.

You won't find me complaining

Rupz

do you think this will fit in the standard white mac book????


Depends. If it's the newer 'unibody' style then yes, the older ones with the separate top case, no.
Edited by: "Chinny_racoon" 18th Jan 2011

Something for the Mac and its cheap ?! This has to be the hottest deal of the decade !

Original Poster

@Rupz
You can use the Crucial memory advisor tool: crucial.com/mac…spx
just find the model you have, and it will list all the products they have for that mac.

@Chinny
Yes, the prices are dropping quite fast

Soulreape

Something for the Mac and its cheap ?! This has to be the hottest deal of … Something for the Mac and its cheap ?! This has to be the hottest deal of the decade !


It is just some sticks of DDR3, nothing special about it.

Soulreape

Something for the Mac and its cheap ?! This has to be the hottest deal of … Something for the Mac and its cheap ?! This has to be the hottest deal of the decade !



This isn't exclusively for Mac of course - any laptop that takes DDR3 204-pin RAM will take it - I'm waiting for one of these 8GB kits to hit the £60 mark so I can go to 16GB RAM in my lappy - dont forget 7% cashback through the usual sources.

Can the older Macs take this much? I have an late '08 Aluminium 13" MacBook (just before they were all called Pro). It has two banks, but the manual says it only does up to 4GB (perhaps due to the capacities available at the time?)

and also, what about these?
Edited by: "OliverBanks91" 18th Jan 2011

There's a downloadable tool as well as an online advisor - crucial.com/uk/…spx, no need to ask "Will this work in my XYZ?"

I picked up 4GB for my macbook for £33.75

ScarboroughKID

Can the older Macs take this much? I have an late '08 Aluminium 13" … Can the older Macs take this much? I have an late '08 Aluminium 13" MacBook (just before they were all called Pro). It has two banks, but the manual says it only does up to 4GB (perhaps due to the capacities available at the time?)and also, what about [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FKomputerbay-SODIMM-1066Mhz-Heatsink-cooling%2Fdp%2FB0031GELCS%2Fref%3Dsr_1_10%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1295367885%26sr%3D8-10]these[/url]?



'fraid not chap. I've got the same Aluminium Macbook and it will only take 4GB. And you don't need specific "Mac RAM" - there's no such thing really. Just get 2x2GB of 1066 DDR3 and swap out your existing RAM. I did my MacBook just before Christmas and it has made a big difference

I'm already running 4GB, didn't think it made much difference from 2GB, but perhaps that's just me. Thanks

Brilliant!

thanks guys for your help.... this is a great site with savvy people and tech help

ddr 3 is cheap ist just i have 10gbs of it as i have now maxed out my xps13 to 8gb from crucial as well :-) VOTED HOTT

ScarboroughKID

I'm already running 4GB, didn't think it made much difference from 2GB, … I'm already running 4GB, didn't think it made much difference from 2GB, but perhaps that's just me. Thanks



RAM generally wont matter if all your doing is web browsing.

It is a bargain, I paid £70 a few months back for a crucial 4gb single stick. Just ordered another 4gb stick to bump mine to 8.

Thanks - Just ordered an extra 4GB for my imac for £35.

Brilliant, ordered the 8GB for mine. Only bought it in September but I'm sure the added 4GB will work wonders for when im processing lots of media content for Uni.

Do they offer rebates like other sites for your old ram?

I hope SSD prices drop a little soon, would love to have one inside but it's way to expensive

OOS now?

Edited by: "Deanoaka" 18th Jan 2011

Hi Can anyone help I selected my ram and then put the code in bit get this; CRUPROMO7 7% coupon, Coupon part not in basket, do I have to do something else to put it in the basket? cheers Ray

raymondmachugh

Hi Can anyone help I selected my ram and then put the code in bit get … Hi Can anyone help I selected my ram and then put the code in bit get this; CRUPROMO7 7% coupon, Coupon part not in basket, do I have to do something else to put it in the basket? cheers Ray


I'm getting the same message

MacBooks will only take 4GB according to the Crucial site, regardless of "unibodiness" :-)
The MacBook Pros will take 8GB. A friend of mine bought 8GB for his Pro (day before yesterday, typical!) and I bought his 4GB to drop straight into a non-Pro.

Anyone already upgraded their MBP from 4GB to 8GB? I'm wondering what real world performance increases you see.

I bought this last year when was £100+ - but use my macbook pro for work so it was an expense luckily...

Massive improvement when using hungry software like Photoshop, everyday browsing etc you wont really feel the benefit. Will be good for any mac gamers.

thnks man. juss order one

mspritch

MacBooks will only take 4GB according to the Crucial site, regardless of … MacBooks will only take 4GB according to the Crucial site, regardless of "unibodiness" :-)The MacBook Pros will take 8GB. A friend of mine bought 8GB for his Pro (day before yesterday, typical!) and I bought his 4GB to drop straight into a non-Pro.



I believe that they go off what apple 'supports', but 8GB will work fine.

I'm gonna hold out for the iRam Apple is going to release later this year. Half the price, twice the performance of regular RAM... or was it?... nah, couldn't be...

Great price and arrived next day too Thanks OP

Just gotta find my 00 Phillips screwdriver now

guide here 13" MBP Guide

Awesome. Just ordered it.

But... I didn't know that I have to go from Quidco to Crucial website to get the cashback. Damn it.

Thanks guys. Really good deal.

Worth noting that while some MacBook Pros have a maximum memory of 4GB in the spec (like my first generation unibody 15" MBP), they can in fact take up to 8GB of RAM but are more picky about it. I have 6GB running in mine (4GB + 2GB sticks).

But TBH going over 4GB of RAM is only really useful if you run lots of VMs or doing something else memory intensive. Putting the £75 odd towards a SSD upgrade will probably give you a much bigger difference in performance than going from 4GB to 8GB of RAM.

Deanoaka

Brilliant, ordered the 8GB for mine. Only bought it in September but I'm … Brilliant, ordered the 8GB for mine. Only bought it in September but I'm sure the added 4GB will work wonders for when im processing lots of media content for Uni.Do they offer rebates like other sites for your old ram?I hope SSD prices drop a little soon, would love to have one inside but it's way to expensive :(OOS now?



Best thing to do is to keep the old RAM, then when the MacBooks get refreshed, just replace your new RAM with your old ones for when you sell it.

Nice - ordered two lots (for two MacBooks that are literally a few months old).

Note, all MacBook Pros will take 8Gb of RAM. The Crucial advisor thinks it's just 4Gb. If in doubt pop over to the Apple online store and note you can upgrade all standard MacBook Pros to 8Gb.

Thanks for the heads up on this one.

If you wanna know if you'll benefit from this, open activity monitor and click on system memory near the bottom. Watch your page ins/outs and the swap size. if they're anything over a few hundred MB above zero, upgrading will speed things up. my numbers climb with a VM running, but design, audio, video software will likely also require more RAM. I'm gonna go for the kingston though methinks...
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