1-800-4-Memory: Reliable for a 3,1 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mrhick01, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. mrhick01 macrumors 6502

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    Hello folks,

    I have a trusty Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008) that I am looking to pump one last bit of life in before I buy new in 2014. Since I already have done so with a SSD, I am considering bumping up my RAM to 24 GB from 16 GB and replacing my EVGA GTX 285 with a Radeon 7950.

    Ebay's 1-800-4-Memory has a 16 GB set (4X4 GB) for $239 plus shipping, but I have NO IDEA how reliable that it is. They do have a 99.8% feedback rating with over 39,000 responses. OWC, whom I know is reliable, their same configuration is $534.99! I simply do not want to pay that much for an upgrade.

    Anyone have any 1-800-4-memory modules running in their Mac Pros? What say you?

    Thanks.
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    They go quite a ways back. I know I used them before but it's been at least 10 years. I usually get memory through Newegg.
     
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I was in same boat awhile ago.

    I started a thread about this as surely there are bargains to be had but my attempts to buy used 8gb server sticks ended in shame and return.

    My thread got derailed into nonsense. I just feel that with patience and research you could find retired server memory for cheap.

    I gave up and used 667 ram and took advantage of having 8 slots. Small speed hit but got RAM cheap
     
  4. violst macrumors 6502

    violst

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    All the ram in my 2008 Mac Pro is from 1-800-4-memory and I have had no problems with it at all.
     

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