Wow. I’ve already written about how I think that dropping almost 3 large for computer RAM on Mac Pros right now is just flushing money down the toilet. If I know one thing when it comes to ram prices, especially for the Mac Pro RAM Prices and it’s this:
RAM Prices for Mac Pro will drop over time. Even with the newer 1333 MHz RAM for the Mac Pros it was only about a week ago or so that you would have to pay just a touch under $3,000 for Mac Pro 64GB but as I write this the ram prices drop and drop – especially for the bigger chips such as 64GB as there’s more room for price drops. Let’s say a 4gb memory upgrade module drops in price of ten dollars. It’s possible. If you do the math you save ten dollars for 4GB so you’ll save $160 assuming the same discount on the larger Mac Pro Memory Kit. Now, technically you’d need 8x8GB to get to 64Gb so my example is flawed from the start but not really. With few exceptions, 1gb costs ten bucks than 2gb will cost twenty and 4gb will be at $40. There might be a small ‘pricing discount’ to get you to buy ram and the 4GB chip might have a price of $39, but we’re splitting hairs.
Let’s have a look at today’s prices for Mac Pro. And these are the Best Mac Pro Memory Prices at time of writing so you should always check for current Apple Mac Pro RAM Prices as your mileage may vary.
Anyway, the best price for Apple Mac Pro RAM is what you can afford really as the Mac Pros offer loads of options for memory upgrades and this chart is just a sampling of the memory upgrade possibilities. With the new 2010 Apple Mac Pro machines you can use 2GB, 4GB, or even 8GB to get to the maximum memory configurtation at the best price that suits your needs and also considering your specific Mac Pro models as some still take the older 1066 DDR RAM and to make things even more confusing not all Mac Pro’s will use the Max RAM of 64GB. It’s a good place to start to see what specific Mac Pro you have and what Mac Pro processor speed and then do some research on Mac Pro RAM Prices from there.
HP notebooks keep getting cheaper and cheaper over time and they’re a great deal when you buy them for certain but you can do better and get more performance from the HP notebooks by just doing one thing that’s cheap and easy to do: add more memory or ram to HP Notebooks. You only need a philips screwdriver and a clear workspace that’s free from static electricity and you can install ram for HP notebooks yourself you don’t need to hire any computer shop or geeks to install the notebook ram yourself.
[table id=15 /]There’s a good chance your memory upgrades for your new HP notebook require DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, especially if your processor is Intel i3, i5 or i7 which are popular processor for HP computers in 2011. Below are the current ram prices available for HP notebooks:
But first you need to buy the RAM for your HP notebook and here’s something I’ll share in my 13 years or working with ram and memory: you can buy ram from third party memory stores or memory manufacturers that’s just as good but this HP memory offers one thing that buying directly from HP can’t match: RAM is cheaper when you buy it from trusted memory shops and stores. Don’t pay too much for RAM or Memory for your HP notebook. Let’s take a look at the currrent HP notebook lineup and I’ll tell you what RAM you need, and where you can get the best deal on HP Memory too.
HP Mini 110 PC-series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Mini 110 1100 series is a wee little netbook that’s a cheap way to get into portable computing and is more than enough but it doesn’t come with enough RAM to run any applications really. It can be upgraded to more RAM by replacing the 1GB of RAM with a 2gb PC2 DDR2 6400 sdram sodimm which will allow your Mini PC from HP to run faster.
HP Mini 210 PC series Memory and RAM upgrades
The Mini 210 is yet another netbook from HP that comes in a few different configurations but there’s two things that are standard across the HP Mini 210 series, and that’s the fact that you can replace the 1GB DDR RAM and add a bigger 2GB DDR memory module for the HP Mini 210 PC series.
HP Mini 310 PC series Memory and RAM upgrades
The maximum memory for the 310 series netbooks from HP is 3gb of RAM and to get to the maximum RAM you have to add to the 1gb that comes from the factory and is non removeable ram and buy 2gb ram for the 310 Mini series from HP to give you a maximum of 3GB RAM by installing 2gb DDR3 SDRAM sodimms.
HP Pavilion G42-200 series notbook RAM and Memory upgrades
The HP Pavilion G42-200xx series of notebook computer offers two memory upgrade slots that will accept and take DDR3 PC1066 SDRAM sodimms and you can install two 4gB ddr3 sdram sodimms to get to the maximum memory for the HP Pavilion G42-200 of 8GB of RAM which is much much better than the 4GB of RAM that comes standard on this notebook computer from HP
HP Pavilion G61-400 series notebook RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion G61-400 series of notebooks comes in many different configurations so depending on your exact model number you may be able to expand your HP Pavilion G61 400 series RAM to either 4GB or 8gB of Maximum RAM. This HP pavilion ships with 3gb of RAM standard so I suggest replacing the smaller 1GB ram chip in one memory upgrade slot and buying a 2gb ram module for the HP Pavilion G61-400 notebook series. If you have model that can accept 8GB of RAM then pull the 3gb out of there and install two 4gb ram modules to max out this particular HP Pavilion G61-400 series.
**HP Pavilion G61-600 series notebook RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion G61-600 series ships standard with 3gb of DDR2 SDRAM RAM but you can upgrade to 4GB of RAM by replacing the 1GB RAM module with a 2gb ddr2 sdram sodimm for the HP Pavilion G61-600
HP Pavilion G62-600 series notebook RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion G62-600 series notebook RAM and Memory Upgrades ships standard with 4gb of DDR3 sdram sodimms in the two memory upgrade slots so you can put 2 x 4gb ddr3 sdram sodimms and max out the HP Pavilion G62-600 series RAM to the maximum 8GB of RAM allowed for this high performance HP Pavilion model.
HP Pavilion G62-200 series laptop memory and Ram Upgrades
The HP Pavilion G62-200 ships standard with either 3gb or 4gb of RAM depending on the model and is broken down to the following when considering standard ram configurations:
The G62-220US: 3 GB DDR2 (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)
As you can see there’s two different types of RAM here with the lower end G62-200 models using the slower ddr2 sdram at either 3gb or 4gb of RAM standard but the higher end models use the DDR3 sdram sodimms. The good news is all these models regardless can accept 8GB of RAM as maximum memory, so it’s a good idea to upgrade to the max of 8gb using 2x4gb ram , either ddr2 or dd3 depending on your specific HP Pavilion notebook model.
HP Pavilion G72-200 notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion G72-200 notebook series is another model that uses both DDR2 or DDR3 SDRAM sodimms depending on the specific HP Pavilion G72 series you have. Standard memory for these HP Pavilion Notebooks is as follows:
G72-214CA / G72-217CA: 4 GB DDR2 (2 x 2048 MB)
G72-260US: 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
And this HP notebook too offers a maximum memory allowance of 8GB across the board. just be sure to buy the right memory for your specific Pavilion model and then upgrade by buying either 2x4gb DDR2 or DDR3 memory modules.
HP Envy 13-100 Notebook Series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Envy 13 series from HP can be maxed out at 5gb of RAM and this is accomplished by supplementing the 1gb of ram that’s non removeable and on board and adding 1x4gb DDR3 sdram sodimms replacing the standard 2GB memory module.
HP Envy 14-1000 Notebook series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Envy 14 series from HP ships standard with 4GB of RAM and can be maxed out to 2gb of RAM by installing 2x4gb DDR3 sdram sodimms to get a maximum of 8GB of RAM for your new HP Envy 14 series. I suggest you add the maximum HP envy RAM to get the most out of your HP notebook computer
HP Envy 15-1000 notebook series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Envy 15 series notebooks already ship with a healthy 6GB of RAM but you can ADD 16gb of RAM to this HP notebook and it’s one of the few notebooks that will accept and recognize 16gb of RAM, so I suggest you max out your HP Envy 15 by adding 4x4gb ddr3 sdram pc3-8500 sodimm for blazing fast notebook experience.
**HP Envy 17 -1000 notebook series RAM and Memory Upgrades **
The HP Envy 17 series notebooks can accept up to 8GB of ram by replacing the factory ram and adding 2x4gb ddr3 sdram sodimms to get to the maximum memory for the HP Envy 17.
HP HDX series notebook RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP and HDX series notebooks come in a few different configurations and the HDX16t model offers a max of 8gb ram allowable by upgrading the two memory slots to 2x4gb of ddr2 pc2 6400 DDR sodimms. The HDX 18t will also accept 8gb of RAM as the maximum memory configuration but depending on what 18t model you have you might need ddr2 or ddr3 pc sdram sodimms. Regardless its the same for each: replace the stock ram and replace it with 2x4gb ram memory modules.
HP Pavilion dv6-1200 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion dv6-1200 supports up to 8gb of RAM and requires ddr2 pc2 6400 sdram sodimms and the maximum ram of 8gb is achieved by installing 2x4gb into the 2 memory upgrade slots available in this specific notebook computer by HP.
HP Pavilion dm1-2000 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion DM1-2000 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory uprades are maxed out at 5gb of RAM which means to get there, you have to replace the factory ram or memory in the one available slot and install and buy a 4gb ddr3 1066 sdram sodimm dimm which will get you to the 5gb max ram for the dm1-2000 from HP
**HP Pavilion DM3-1000 enterntainment notebook PC memory RAM and memory upgrades **
The HP Pavilion DM3-1000 entertainment notebook PC series may or may not be able to upgrade your ram depending on which specific model you have: the DM3-1040US is the only one that will accept more ram upgrades and it will accept 8gb of RAM by upgrading to 2x4gb ddr3 sdram sodimms.
**HP Pavilion DM3-1100 entertainment notebook PC memory and RAM Upgrades **
What ram you need for the DM3-1100 entertainment notebooks depends on what you’ve got: The dm3-1100us takes DDR2 memory upgrade sodimms but the dm3-1100ca uses the newer ddr3 sdram sodimms and the ddr3 model is the only model you can buy more memory for: you can install 8gb of RAM into the ddr3 version of the DM3-1100 but you can’t put any more ram into the DM3-1100 that uses DDR2 ram as it comes from HP with maximum of 4gb of RAM already installed.
**HP Pavilion DM4-1000 notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades **
The HP Pavilion DM4-1000 laptop series ships standard with 4gb of RAM already installed and uses DDR3 sdram sodimms that you’ll have to pull and install the 2×2 DDR3 sdram sodimms and install 4gb ddr sdram sodimms in the two memory upgrade slots HP provides.
HP Pavilion DV4-1500 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion DV4-1500 series notebooks from HP come standard from the factory with 4gb of ddr3 sdram installed but you can max out this enterntainment PC to 8gb of ram by upgrading the ram to two 4gb sdram ddr3 sodimms and I suggest you do. It’s easy to upgrade the RAM in your dv4-1500 and you can install the ram yourself.
**HP Pavilion DV4-2100 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades **
The HP Pavilion DV4-2100 series uses either ddr2 sdram memory or ddr3 sdram memory depending on what specific model of this series of notebook memory you require. The dv4-2120ca uses ddr2 sdram sodimms and comes standard with 4gb of ram installed and the dv4-2160 requires ddr3 sdram to operate. It comes from HP with 4gb of ram installed but you can max out to 8gb of ram buy buying 4gb DDR3 ram modules x2.
**HP Pavilion DV5-2000 entertainment notebook PC RAM and Memory Upgrades **
The HP Pavilion DV5-2000 entertainment PC DV5-2000 comes in a few different configurations depending on your needs but the this notebook series from HP all ships with the same 4gb ddr3 sdram in a 2x2gb configuration. To upgrade the hp notebook ram you will need to replace the two 2x2gb with 2x4gb ddr3 sdram sodimms to get maximum performance out of your hp pavilion notebook.
HP Pavilion dv6-1300 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Pavilion DV6-1300 entertainment notebook PC series comes in 3 different models: dv6-1360us, dv6-1330ca and dv6-1350us and they all ship standard with 4gb of DDR3 sdram memory and and all three dvd-1300 series models can be maxed out to 8gb of RAM by replacing the 2x2gb ram modules with larger 4x4gb ddr3 sdram sodimms.
HP DV6-2000 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP DV6-2000 series lineup of HP Pavilion notebook computers ship standard with just 3gb of RAM so you will definitely benefit and enjoy a faster HP notebook by maxing out this particular HP Pavilion to the maximum 8gb of ram by installing 2x4gb ddr2 sdram sodimms to achieve the maximum memory allowed of 8gb.
HP DV6-2100 series entertainment laptop PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
For upgrades on memory for the HP Pavilion DV6-2100 series the specific model list is very long so be sure to check exactly what model of HP Pavilion you have in this series as there’s lots to choose from. Standard configurations of RAM for this HP notebook series are:
dv6-2164ca / dv6-2128ca: 4 GB DDR2 (2 x 2048 MB)
dv6-2140ca: 4 GB DDR2 (2 x 2048 MB) 4GB DDR2 System Memory
dv6-2138ca: 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
dv6-2130ca / dv6-2150ca: 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB) 4GB DDR3 System Memory
dv6-2120ca: 4GB DDR2 System Memory
and for maximum memory allowed for this computer series:
dv6-2140ca / dv6-2164ca / dv6-2128ca: Supports up to 8 GB DDR2 memory
dv6-2130ca / dv6-2150ca / dv6-2138ca: Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
Like most other series, you either need DDR3 SDRAM sodimms or DDR2 sodimms depending on your HP model number but the good news is all model in the DV6-2100 series can max out at 8gb of RAM by installding 2x4gb ram modules in the two memory upgrade slots allowed.
HP Pavilion DV6-3000 serieas enterntainment notebook PC RAM and Memory Upgrades
The HP Paviloon DV6-3000 series of notebook computers is another system that offers a lot of different options and specific part numbers and it’s easy to get overwhelmed when buying ram but I’m hoping I can help you get the right ram for your HP Pavilion,whatever the model number.
Standard memory upgrades for this model is as follows:
dv6-3093ca / dv6-3090ca: 6 GB DDR3 (1 x 2048 MB + 1 x 4096 MB)
dv6-3084ca: 8 GB DDR3 (2 x 4096 MB)
As you can see, 4GB, 6GB or 8GB standard memory configurations are available and seeing as how the maximum memory in this series is 8gb of DDR3 sdram sodimms you will have to determine your model number of HP notebook before you can determine what memory to buy.
**HP Pavilion DV7-2200 series entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades **
The HP DV7-2200 Pavilion notebook is easy to understand and configure with more RAM. It ships from the factory with 4gb of RAM and takes 2x4gb of ddr3 sdram sodimms to get you to the maximum memoy allowed for this HP model of 8GB of RAM
HP Pavilion DV7-3000 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and memory upgrades
The HP Pavilion DV7-3000 entertainment PC series is avialable in a few different configruations but the memory upgrades for this HP Pavilion series of notebook computers – the standard RAM installed from HP is either 4gb, 6gb, 0r 8GB and the maximum RAM you can install in these models are 8GB of DDR3 sdram sodimms which means you will need to replace both, one or none memory upgrade modules in one or two of the HP Pavilion memory upgrade slots so you can reach the 8GB maximum RAM allowed.
HP DV7-3100 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
With the HP DV7-3100 series notebook PC’s you need to pay attention to the exact model number of your computer so you can get the maximum performance of 8GB of RAM but you will need to buy DDR2 or DDR3 sdram sodimms depending on the specific HP Pavilion model you are needing to upgrade the ram for. Standard memory for this series is as follows:
dv7-3148ca: 4 GB DDR2 (2 x 2048 MB)
dv7-3157ca: 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
dv7-3152ca: 6 GB DDR3 (1 x 2048 MB + 1 x 4096 MB)
dv7-3170ca: 6GB DDR3 System Memory
HP DV7-4000 entertainment notebook PC series RAM and Memory Upgrades
This is another HP Pavilion series that requires a big list and some attention to make sure you get the right ram for your computer model from HP.
dv7-4057ca / dv7-4054ca / dv7-4090ca: 6 GB DDR3 (1 x 2048 MB + 1 x 4096 MB)
dv7-4074ca / dv7-4078ca: 8 GB DDR3 (2 x 4096 MB)
but the good news is you can upgrade your DV7-3100 notebook to a maximum 8GB of RAM but you will have to determine whether you will need 2x4gb RAM upgrades or just 1x4gb RAM to replace either one or both factory installed memory modules.
MacBook RAM used to be expensive. Almost as much as the computer the ram was intended for if you can believe it. But, boy oh boy times have changed and now you can fill your MacBook with the maximum RAM for about the same price as a nice dinner out and you should skip the dinner and get the RAM.
There’s essentially two different types of RAM for MacBook that could fit in your computer. If you have a new and current MacBook, congrats as you have a very nice and cheap apple MacBook and it only makes sense to fill that sucker with RAM. As much memory as you can fit in, which at the time I write this is 4GB of RAM. To get an Apple computer or Apple Notebook that takes 8GB of memory you will need to get a MacBook Pro but today we’re all about the MacBooks which in my opinion offer the best bang for your shopping dollar.
Where was I? Right, the newest MacBooks and anything from about 2008 and up take DDR3 1066 SDRAM dimms which are cheap cheap cheap right now and you buy enough ram to fill your MacBook for under $100. Even a year ago this would have cost you much much more than that – closer to $500 for MacBook RAM.
If you’ve got one of the first intel based MacBooks you probably need DDR2 PC5300 SDRAM and it’s pretty cheap too, in fact cheaper as these older MacBooks which came in both black and white configurations only could accept 2GB maximum, which is fine for web browsing or email or even some light photoshop or iMovie stuff too. Technically and according to Apple you can get 2GB max into these MacBook models but some of the later models would recognize 3gB of RAM which would require you to install a 2GB RAM for MacBook and a 1GB RAM for MacBook in the two slots. This isn’t recommended by Apple, so I’m not going to suggest it either. You might be better off just buying a new MacBook with a faster processor if you need to use more than 2gb of RAM, or maybe even pick up the 13 inch MacBook Pro which will allow you even more RAM at 8GB
That one’s easy. You’re here. I’ve got convenient price lists made where you can compare prices on MacBook memory from a selection of vendors where you’ll not only get the best price on MacBook RAM but you can rest assured that the ram will come with a warranty and the entire buying process will be easy as pie no matter what ram you buy.
Take 64GB for the Apple Mac Pros for example. That’s a whole lot of ram for just one computer and you will pay for the the chance to fill your Mac Pro from Apple with RAM. You’ll pay dearly too. Almost $3000 for ram upgrades and I think it’s the highest ram price I have ever listed here on ramseeker.
I’ve come close a few times and when those new iMacs were released a few years back the news sites and the mac web in general were all a twitter about how much ram costs. At the time to upgrade your iMac would cost you about $1000 which considering the iMac computer itself isn’t that much more money, it’s a lot to spend on ram and definitely the most money you could spend in the history of the Apple iMac on Memory Upgrades.
But as I’ve seen over and over and over again – If you can wait to upgrade your memory than maybe it’s not a bad idea. For some models, it’s probably best to just max out your ram now while you can. For MacBook Pro memory and almost any PC notebook too that takes the DDR3 1066 ram you can fill the computer chock full of memory for under $250 and I suggest you do.
But a good rule of thumb to follow is that if your ram upgrade costs $1000 or more, figure out if the cost of the ram upgrade can actually pay for itself. It’s one thing to drop $100 on ram so that facebook loads a bit faster in your browser, but another when you have to spend $1000 or more for memory for the same task.
But, if you’re making money with your comptuter it might be the best money you ever spent on ram upgrades if you will become more efficient in your work due to the increase of ram in your computer. Even a three thousand dollar ram upgrade works out to $250 a month, which considered to other expenses for your business might be the biggest bargain ever – even if your ram upgrade is one of the highest ram prices currently available.
There’s a few questions to answer there so let’s break this down into parts shall we?
Congrats on the MacBook Pro. It’s a powerful computer that will work for you for some time depending on your needs.
Yes, I suggest maxing out the MacBook Pro with as much RAM as you can and for the MBP’s that’s 8GB of RAM and you get there by either buying an 8GB RAM Kit for the MacBook Pro or you buy 2x4GB RAM Upgrades individually, but you will need two of them.
And here’s why I think that you should max out the ram on the MacBook Pro: It’s a professional computer and you’re going to drop at least $1500 to buy the professional laptop computer but you’re on the fence about memory upgrades, which cost a fraction of what you spent on the Apple notebook itself but will offer probably the best value for your computing dollar. As I write this, 8GB for MacBook Pro will set you back about $250 for you to max out your ram and get some work done that will pay the bills. I guess it’s the economy but you’ve just spent a good chunk of change on a notebook but you won’t upgrade the RAM?
Which brings us to the next question – where should you buy your MacBook Pro? The Apple Store is good but you’ll pay full load for it there. When pick up a MacBook Pro from Amazon you can save a few percentage points and use the savings to buy more RAM. If you do buy your MacBook Pro from Apple, you might be able to save some money as you can order the MBP filled with RAM as a custom configuration but I’m warning you: Apple RAM is not the cheapest RAM you can buy. But do the math as you might be better off getting the RAM and Computer from the same store to save you money. Take the ten minutes or so to shop around and get the best price on a MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM, regardless of where you buy.