ram prices getting any lower?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by swingline, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. swingline macrumors member

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    Anyone know where to get the most reliable (with or without heatsink) other than datamen? I have this in my cart right now and wonder if this is the correct ram to use or if there are any other stores i should look at before purchasing.

    1GB DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) 128x72 CL5 1.9v 240 Pin ECC UR DIMM Dual Rank $162.00
     
  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    I have two sticks of this in my MB, and have had no problems with it whatsoever. Many on these boards have used it as well. It's only 95 bucks, too, so significantly cheaper than datamem..
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    He's looking for Mac Pro RAM.

    The voltage makes me a bit nervous. I think Mac Pro RAM is supposed to run at 1.8v, so I don't know how 1.9v would pan out for you...I'm no RAM expert.

    That said, I'm a big of DMS, and they seem to be selling very good RAM for the Mac Pro. It might be worth it to go with them and have more peace of mind.

    Edit: Found the stuff you cited....doesn't look like FB-DIMMs to me. On DMS's site, click on "Apple Memory" in their "Memory Finder" on the left side of the page. That'll take you to the proper RAM for your machine.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Could you specify what machine you have?

    If it is the MacPro, then you absolutely need FB-DIMMs, not ECC Unregistered DDR2 DIMMs. If it does not say FB-DIMM, then it isn't Here is the correct page at DMS
    Datamem MacPro Page
    and at OWC

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Oops! Did too quick of a look and just saw the DDR2-667 (PC2-5300).
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Prices don't seem to have dropped still around $300 for a GB.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Did you look at the DMS link?

    $189 for a 1 GB stick or $226 with "Apple-approved" heatsink.
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry I just pulled up another memory site off google as in the past most of the prices were the same but I guess not anymore! This actually has made my day, as my mac pro is suppose to arrive at the end of the week but it only has 1 GB. :D
     

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