Next Gen Mac Pro Memory??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mograph187, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. mograph187 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2006
    Hey Folks!

    Do we have any educated guesses on whether or not the 8-core mac pro would still use the exact same DIMMs as the 4-core does? I ask because I really have to purchase a new machine and would love to be able to just move the 8GB of RAM I purchase into my 8-core once released....
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    Yeah, speaking the Xeon processors use FB-DIMM, and that the two processors are pin and electrical compatible, making it a simple swap and drop. Hell, technially, you can have an 8-core now by just swapping out the 2 dual cores for 2 quad cores.
  3. mograph187 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2006
    Ok great...

    And would the same be true if the 8-core Mac Pro ends up being with the stoakly-seaburg chipset like forum user "Multimedia" has been talking about...?

    Hypothetically speaking, is this still the same deal with the FB-DIMMs and all?

  4. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    Yes, still FB-DIMMS.

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