Confused about Clovertons and RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DeadSirius, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. DeadSirius macrumors member

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    I thought I read somewhere that the new Cloverton chips will use RAM other than the FB-DIMMs that the mac pro currently requires. So if I load up my Mac Pro with memory, and I opt to surgically change out the Woodcrests for Clovertons when they're available, is my RAM screwed?
     
  2. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    No. Clovertowns will not use different memory.
     
  3. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    That and the RAM support is still in the northbridge, not the CPU. So if you swapped out Clovertowns in your current Mac Pro, you will still need FB-DIMMs since that is what the chipset needs...

    Now, Intel is moving away from FB-DIMMs in their server chipsets, but that might not happen for another year or so.
     

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