PNY Ram?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tbmx, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. tbmx macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if the ram here
    would work in a mac pro? The only part it doesn't mention is FB-DIMM. They do appear to have the heat sinks. Any feedback would be great. Thanks
     
  2. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    which mac are you planning on dropping this into? and what are you replacinng?
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Then you'll want to skip that one. You really do need FBDIMM.
     
  4. tbmx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'd be dropping it into a 2.66ghz pro which currently has 1 gig (standard 2x512 setup from apple). Does FBDIMM always specifically mention it? Apple's site states "667MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory" contrasted w/ PNY "DDR2 PC2-5300 (667 MHz Bus Speed)".
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Yes, FBDIMM is really the important bit here. By default memory modules are not fully buffered so I won't touch the PNY if it is meant for a Mac Pro.

    In fact I don't think PNY makes workstation memory anyway, they are more of a 1337 overclocker's brand.
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yes, it would mention that if it had it. It uses a whole different interface (serial vs. parallel), so the difference is a big deal. It's really aimed more at server applications (thanks to the Xeon chipset used in the Mac Pro), and there is a price penalty.
     
  7. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Thats regular DDR2 memory, we sell those in our store.

    They will NOT work at all. Wont even fit.
     
  8. tbmx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome. Thanks for the insight/quick responses. Merry Christmas!
     

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