Ram Purchase

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by spoonie1972, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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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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    It should just clock down... but I assume you are still looking at ECC, yes? Especially for large amounts of RAM.
     
  4. GermanyChris, Nov 15, 2012
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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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    has anyone here, specifically, suffered any ill effects running 64gb of non-ecc?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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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