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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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I'm about to buy 64gigs of ram for my 4,1 pro (flashed to 5,1).

I realize that for the moment, I don't need anything faster than 1067mhz ram.

Firstly, If I buy all the same brand in 1333mhz trim, future-proofing myself for an update, will it simply 'clock down' and work with my current 2.26ghz chips?

Secondly, are these machines super-picky with "ram timings" etc, or will most off-the-shelf 1333 chips from my local canada-computers store do the trick? I've never had a problem with fast PC's and kingston/corsair/mushkin - or heck- even "a-data" brand ram.

Opinions welcome. I just look at the prices for ram on macsales.com for the latest desktop machines and shake my head.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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It should just clock down... but I assume you are still looking at ECC, yes? Especially for large amounts of RAM.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Remember this isn't a fast computer in the sense that you're talking about. OC'd PC's can be picky with RAM but most Mac's are good if you're in the ball park.

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am i in the Sterling Archer Danger Zone if i go non-ecc?

Primary Use: Logic Audio, Kontakt (mega libraries in ram), with video playing.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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has anyone here, specifically, suffered any ill effects running 64gb of non-ecc?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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instead of messing around, ended up buying 16gb x 2 modules from OWC, 1333. might as well future-proof and allow for gobs of ram to be installed as I need it.
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