Should I buy this RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by suneohair, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    I have the option of buying 2GB of RAM for the mac pro. I will probably be buying some different heatsinks from maxsinks as these have the little ones.

    Anyhow, they are Micron sticks. The price would be $260. They are new and have a lifetime warranty

    What do you think?

    My alternative is to wait for prices to fall. I know this is a good deal, but I think I could deal with the stock 1GB for awhile.
     
  2. suneohair thread starter macrumors 68020

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  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    They look to be the correct type of RAM suneohair, but that does not guarantee that they will work. Macs tend to be a bit finicky about what kind of RAM you use, so I find it best to go with RAM that is Apple certified (like RAM from www.datamem.com).


    That said, $260 for 2GB of DDR2 FB is a very good deal. :)
     
  4. trueheart78 macrumors member

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    My Apologies, forgot this was about a MacPro not a MacBook Pro - post removed.
     
  5. suneohair thread starter macrumors 68020

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    THat doesnt help me. I have a Mac Pro. Not the same kind of memory.

    I know the RAM will work with the Mac Pro, the whole finnicky thing I don't ascribe to. I have never had a problem on a Mac with any memory I have purchased. I think I will take the gamble on this. If it doesnt work it ill be going back to the seller.
     
  6. suneohair thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I dont know now... I am going to want to put larger heatsinks on. Ones that are made for FBDIMMs.

    Which will be around $100 for the two sticks. Effectively bringing my cost to about what it would cost elsewhere.

    I could just not put the heatsinks on...but...

    any thoughts on that?
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    If you go with this RAM, definitely use the heatsinks- you don't want fried RAM suneohair.
     
  8. suneohair thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well they have heatsinks on them. They are just the dinky ones. I though it would be best to get ones similar to the Apple stock ones.

    I know there are people here who havent had any problems with the Crucial and Kingston ones with the smaller heatsinks. So I figured I could get away with it as well.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I think that would be the best move as well. I for one would not want to gamble on having my RAM overheat (not at that price anyway). :eek: :)
     
  10. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    if you can assure yourself that they will work without any problems, i say go for it. but as previously stated, Macs are very particular about what RAM they accept. the price is definitely right, though.
     

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