Crucial 8GB RAM Upgrade for MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac: $98

Dec 13, 2010 - 3 Comments

crucial 8gb macbook pro ram upgrade deal

Are you looking to upgrade a Mac’s RAM? You can get a Crucial 8GB RAM upgrade kit from Amazon.com for just $98.63 plus $6.98 in shipping and handling, bringing the total price to $105.61, this is by far the cheapest price I’ve seen for a Crucial 8GB upgrade.

This 8GB kit will install on any Mac that accepts a maximum of 8GB of 204-PIN 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, including many MacBook Pro’s, newer MacBook, Mac Mini, and iMac. You’ll want to double-check that it’ll work with your specific Mac, but it should be compatible with most models bought within the last two years.

If you’d prefer Corsair brand RAM, you can get the same 8GB upgrade kit for just $110 including shipping:

If you’re wondering how good of a deal this really is, just take a look at Apple’s RAM prices, they charge up to $500 for an 8GB RAM upgrade on a Mac Mini and $400 for a MacBook Pro:

mac mini ram deal

You may recall from my review of upgrading a MacBook Pro to 8GB of RAM that I think it’s one of the most cost effective ways to get a performance boost out of a Mac, particularly for power users and those who perform memory intensive tasks.

If you aren’t sure whether you’d benefit or not, check out: does my Mac need more RAM?

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Posted by: William Pearson in Hardware

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  1. James E. says:

    Thanks for the tip! I just ordered a MacBook Pro (shipping today) and picked up this memory upgrade a few minutes ago.

  2. Chris B. says:

    Before upgrading RAM, you may want to check to see if your Mac can support that amount of RAM. I have a 13″ MacBook Unibody (Late 2008 Model) and almost upgraded to 8GB when I heard about the RAM limit, which for my version is 6GB. Weird since RAM modules only come in multiples of 2.

  3. Chris B. says:

    Before upgrading RAM, you may want to check to see if your Mac can support that amount of RAM. I have a 13″ MacBook Unibody (Late 2008 Model) and almost upgraded to 8GB when I heard about the RAM limit, which for my version is 6GB. Weird since RAM modules only come in multiples of 2.

    Here is a website to check if your Mac can support the upgraded RAM size.
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Understanding_Intel_Mac_RAM

    -Chris

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