8GB RAM Upgrade for MacBook Pro, iMac, etc for $75 with free shipping

Jan 24, 2011 - 16 Comments

mac 8gb ram upgrade deal

This deal is hot. For a limited time, you can buy a Crucial 8GB 204-PIN PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3 RAM upgrade kit for $75 from Amazon, the price includes free shipping.

Crucial is widely considered to be one of the better brands of RAM on the market. This is an extraordinary deal for an 8GB RAM upgrade and without a doubt the cheapest price I’ve seen for such a kit. Part of the reason it’s so cheap is that there’s a $15 instant rebate that is valid on Amazon until 1/27/2011… in other words you have three days to get the low price.

For comparison, I paid $115 for 8GB just a few months ago, you can read my MacBook Pro 8GB RAM upgrade review if you missed it. In short, if you’re a power user or intense multi-tasker, you’ll really appreciate the extra memory.

The upgrade kit should work with any of the newer MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, and iMac models, but you’ll want to double-check that your Mac supports it. If you aren’t sure whether you’d benefit from more memory, check out Does my Mac need more RAM?


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Posted by: William Pearson in Hardware


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  1. Eric says:

    Actually, go through http://www.jr.com/crucial/pe/CRT_8G51264BCK/
    you get the 75 dollar price.

  2. Eric says:

    Looks like 79.99 not 75, or did amazon sell out?

  3. Mitch says:

    Actually there are reports of people with your model who got 8GB working, for instance on Amazon.de (german):


    I’m sorry I don’t know more about it myself. Maybe someone else got additional information?

  4. Chris says:

    Make sure your mac can support more RAM. I almost bought 8GB of RAM for my macbook unibody (late 2008 model) and found out it supports a max of 4GB. Here is a website to check if your mac can support this 8GB upgrade.

  5. roger says:

    the applecare would still be valid however if anything goes wrong, applecare would not cover the ram you brought as it is from an external vendor. Also any damages caused due to the the swapping of ram is your own fault too.
    Anyway, thanks for the tip, just ordered mine. Have been contemplating for quite a while.

  6. Ronster says:

    Thanks! In for one.. should I keep the old memory? Is my AppleCare warranty still valid after swapping it out? I could keep the old memory and if I run into any warranty issues put it back in the Macbook Pro before visiting the genius bar.

  7. Dean says:

    Thank you for the tip, William, I’ve had upgraded my Mac Mini from 4gb to 8gb on my to do list for a while.

  8. Mil says:

    Yea i found newegg.ca would be 105$(standard price shipping) canadien money aint that bad

  9. Philippe says:

    They don’t ship to Montréal, this sucks!!!

  10. Mil says:

    Thanks for the link,
    This deal is it valid outside the u.s

  11. Trench says:


  12. Nick says:

    I literally just bought this kit for $105, damn

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