1333mhz 3rd party ram availability?

xgman

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OWC and transintl should get soon but not yet. If anyone sees the 1333 version for the Mac Pro in stock anywhere (other than apple) could you post it here? I guess I'll order 4x4gb and then try to sell my 3x1GB 1333mhz stock ram for half price somewhere.
 

rhuk

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I see crucial.com has mid 2010 12-core (ie DDR3 1333) sets available. Prices seem a little high, for example 16gb kit - 8gb x2 = $1099. but as of yet, no one else seems to have them available.
 

shokunin

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newegg has 1333 registered ecc ddr3 modules in 2, 4, and even 8gb sticks. They are not specifically made or certified for the Mac Pro, but they may work. Looks like 8gb x 3 1333ecc is sold out at $899, it was available last night... hmmm I wonder why?
 

xgman

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Looks like the usual places will have this up to order by tomorrow. I'll probably get 4x4 for the 3.33 6 core. Too bad that only the first 3 slots will be in triple channel mode. I guess it still will be better to fill the last slot rather then just 4x3 for 12gb. Just seems weird and backwards to me though.
 

keewe

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i'll get 3x4GB for my 6 core. the last slot will be filled with one 8 GB module as soon as these modules are cheaper.
 

xgman

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i'll get 3x4GB for my 6 core. the last slot will be filled with one 8 GB module as soon as these modules are cheaper.
OCW sells 8gb modules for around $380 and 4x4 for $610, so around a $70 premium for an 8gb module.
 

xgman

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Ordered 4x4 for $568 on transintl.com just now. Hopefully it's good certified ram. A bit less expensive than the OWC version. Sure a whole lot less than Apple charges. Do you think the stock 1 gb modules are worth anything to sell for cheap on ebay or whatever?
 

strausd

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reel2reel just mentioned in the front page thread that OWC is supposed to be having their RAM page up for the 2010 MPs later today.
Very good news! Since transintl has no price difference between 1333 and 1066 MHz RAM, hopefully it will be the same for OWC. And with the rebate program OWC has, buying 16GB will end up being cheaper than transintl.
 

xgman

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Very good news! Since transintl has no price difference between 1333 and 1066 MHz RAM, hopefully it will be the same for OWC. And with the rebate program OWC has, buying 16GB will end up being cheaper than transintl.
OWC doesn't seem to have the rebate program for the 1GB stock modules.
 

xgman

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I mean for the 1333 sticks. Maybe they would accept them but I don't think they sell less than 2gb sticks of 1333 (when posted), so I'm not sure. In any case only $27 total. I'd almost rather send the single sticks to forum users so they can get to 4gb from 3 stock, and only charge shipping.
 

strausd

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I mean for the 1333 sticks. Maybe they would accept them but I don't think they sell less than 2gb sticks of 1333 (when posted), so I'm not sure. In any case only $27 total. I'd almost rather send the single sticks to forum users so they can get to 4gb from 3 stock, and only charge shipping.
Well since they don't even have the 1333 sticks for sale, what makes you think they will already be buying 1333 sticks from people?

And for those with DP machines, $54 would be worth it.
 

Icaras

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I mean for the 1333 sticks. Maybe they would accept them but I don't think they sell less than 2gb sticks of 1333 (when posted), so I'm not sure. In any case only $27 total. I'd almost rather send the single sticks to forum users so they can get to 4gb from 3 stock, and only charge shipping.
I would just wait until they get their 1333 RAM up for sale first. They're probably trying to put everything together to publish online as we speak.
 

drjay32

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No 8GB Sticks?

Lloyd Chambers is reporting that in his discussions with OWC, it is unclear if the new Mac Pros will support 8GB modules:


"I discussed memory on the new Mac Pro today with OWC. From what I understand, it appears that 8GB modules might not work in the new 2010 4-core and 6-core Mac Pros. Since 4 X 4GB = 16GB, it appears likely that 16GB memory could be a hard limit for the new 2010 Mac Pro. This is not yet confirmed and won’t be until OWC gets the new Mac Pros in house (Apple site is stating “7-10 days”)."

Source:
http://macperformanceguide.com/index.html
 

reel2reel

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reel2reel just mentioned in the front page thread that OWC is supposed to be having their RAM page up for the 2010 MPs later today.
The rep I spoke to earlier said later today or sometime tomorrow the product page will be up. Still not up yet, but I'll keep checking. Can't wait to get a new Mac Pro moved in.
 

strausd

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OWC just put up 4GB modules. 16 GB (4X4) is $720 from them and $580 from transintl. The thing is I can get $54 back from OWC with the rebate program. So if transintl RAM of good quality? Is OWC RAM quality better and worth the extra price?
 

reel2reel

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OWC just put up 4GB modules. 16 GB (4X4) is $720 from them and $580 from transintl. The thing is I can get $54 back from OWC with the rebate program. So if transintl RAM of good quality? Is OWC RAM quality better and worth the extra price?
The thing I consistently hear about OWC is their testing is thorough. Where do you see the link for the new 2010 Mac Pro's on their site?
 

reel2reel

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Sweet, thanks.

So now I'm confused. When I spoke to the OWC person, I asked whether or not the existing 1066MHz RAM (for the 2009 Mac Pro) would be compatible with the new 2.4GHz 8-core machines. He said no that it wasn't fast enough for the new bus speed.

But the Apple spec's clearly say the 2.4 GHz MP's are 1066MHz.

So I wonder which I need to purchase. I guess all will be clear when they get their product page up.

Edit: Well, when I configure a mid-2010 Mac Pro 2.4 GHz, it shows me early-2009 RAM, so I'm guessing the guy I spoke to was assuming all the new MP's were 1333MHz.
 

strausd

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You seem to have all the hidden links today. Do you mind sharing where you got the $54 rebate from? Their current rebate page still doesn't seem to list 1333GHz RAM yet...
Not sure about that. But since the 1066 1GB modules are the same rebate price as the RAM from the 06 and 08 1GB modules, I doubt it will be any different.
 

thagomizer

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newegg has 1333 registered ecc ddr3 modules in 2, 4, and even 8gb sticks. They are not specifically made or certified for the Mac Pro, but they may work. Looks like 8gb x 3 1333ecc is sold out at $899, it was available last night... hmmm I wonder why?
You do not want registered DIMMs. They might work, but you'll take a performance hit. You want unbuffered instead. Prior to now, unbuffered ECC DIMMs at 1333MHz were hard to find, but hopefully that will change now that the Mac Pro is out.

Registered (buffered) DIMMs are used for servers that have many banks of RAM, to allow them to address multiple banks. Mac Pro only has 4 slots per CPU, so it doesn't need registered memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_memory
 
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