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Master Geek


#269797 8-Apr-2020 14:55
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Hi GZ'ers,

 

As per the title, am looking for a pair of 8GB laptop RAM modules (for MacBook Pro).

 

If anyone can help me please post or PM.

 

Cheers all 💻





 

 


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Ultimate Geek


  #2457467 8-Apr-2020 14:59
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What specs on the RAM? Macbooks can be quite fussy. 

 

 

 

PBTech often have 'MAC Compatible' matched memory kits, although you can generally use any old RAM as long as the Macbook likes that speed. 

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MEMOWC2637529/OWC-16GB-memory-for-MAC-8GBx2-DDR3-1600MHz-SO-DIMM

 

 




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Master Geek


  #2457647 8-Apr-2020 18:43
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Cheers, that Ram at PB would be fine spec wise, though just over twice what I'll be paying 🤣

 

Haven't ever noticed any of my Mini's or MBP's being too fussy tbh, but you're probably right though 👌

 

 

 

wratterus:

 

What specs on the RAM? Macbooks can be quite fussy. 

 

 

 

PBTech often have 'MAC Compatible' matched memory kits, although you can generally use any old RAM as long as the Macbook likes that speed. 

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MEMOWC2637529/OWC-16GB-memory-for-MAC-8GBx2-DDR3-1600MHz-SO-DIMM

 

 

 





 

 


 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  #2458487 9-Apr-2020 16:01
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Should add, I'll have CourierPost collect this from you, will be pretty painless 👏





 

 




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Master Geek


  #2466722 21-Apr-2020 00:15
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Can use 4 x 8GB Laptop RAM now

 

Have lots 4GB Laptop RAM to trade/swap

 

Can pay fair price, 16GB (2x8GB) is $80 online

 

Will buy online later today if no trades, swaps/ outright buys etc

 

Thanks GZ'ers

 

 





 

 




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Master Geek


  #2467271 21-Apr-2020 18:23
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And...

 

We are now all sorted 😅

 

Props to GZ for the free advertising space 👏





 

 


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Ultimate Geek


  #2467374 21-Apr-2020 20:01
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harlansmart:

 

Can pay fair price, 16GB (2x8GB) is $80 online

 

 

Where is this - I'm interested for my machine!


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Ultimate Geek


  #2467420 21-Apr-2020 21:23
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Lol, me too!


 
 
 
 


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  #2467446 21-Apr-2020 21:50
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I was amazed when I checked DDR3 SODIMM values last night. The prices have tumbled way down. AliExpress $38 for 8GB from Adata (I think). Compare that to whatever ridiculous figure Apple charges to upgrade from 8GB to 16GB - they're still selling DDR3 in MacBooks.

DDR4 is still up there, 2 x 16GB SODIMM $300.




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Master Geek


  #2467977 22-Apr-2020 16:40
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@marpada

 

@phrozenpenguin

 

 

 

Ok so my expectation was a bit out, based on the fact I'd purchased a while ago at ~$80 for 2 x 8GB DDR3's however yesterday it was $96 ($192 for 4 x 8GB)

 

Have to think a bit laterally, usual haunts (Aliexpress, Amazon, ePrey etc) add GST so if you're miserly best scope 'other avenues', hence a GZ WTB to begin w/.

 

Here's a couple of sets of 2 x 8GB DDR3's, if anyone wants to watch them, they close Saturday evening which sometimes has quite low numbers online which can serve to depress final price:

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2586902931

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2586897107

 

 

 

PS: @1024kb - currently smashing out Cairo Knife Fight on repeat

 

 

 

 





 

 


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Ultimate Geek


  #2468027 22-Apr-2020 19:01
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Thanks.

 

I wouldn't be buying RAM in a hurry from Aliexpress regardless, and particularly not now - not sure it would get to us anytime soon!


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