2008MP Ram

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by josheeee, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. josheeee macrumors newbie

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    #1
    why does the 2008 ram cost so much more than the later models on OWC?
     
  2. bamf macrumors 6502

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  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    What he said, plus 2006-08 Mac Pros need fully-buffered (FB-DIMM) modules with custom heatsinks. More expensive to manufacture.
     
  4. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    Intel has chosen some memory technologies at times that were needed for then hi end performance that ended up getting replaced by more mass market memory that was fast enough, then later faster.

    I remember RAMBUS memory back when the Pentium 4 came out. Then DDR memory got faster and replaced it.

    FB-RAM, now we have DDR3, etc.
     

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