2010 MP Ram

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  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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  2. buster84 macrumors 6502

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    You don't want to mix and match you'd want to buy a whole set. If you want more ram you can get some decent server ram on eBay that is ecc and buffered.

    Here is 64gb Set

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/64gb-8x-8gb...270?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56744e6d2e

    Or you can get these if you only want 16gb or you on,y have 1 processor, but you can buy two for a total of 32gb (if you have two processors)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-16GB-4-...323?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c52ab0683
     
  3. oeyvind macrumors member

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    FYI... your RAM speed of 1033 or 1333 is tied to the XEON CPU model your Mac Pro is running.

    Mine was running at 1033 when it was a W3530 but turned into 1333 mode after I upgraded to a X5680 on my mid 2010 Mac Pro.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^RAM speed is tied to BOTH the RAM speed the CPU supports and the native speed of the RAM being used. Running RAM rated at 1066MHz with a CPU that Supports 1333MHz RAM, will provide RAM speed of only 1066 MHz.

    FYI, all 2010 5,1 Mac Pros shipped with RAM rated to run at 1333MHz whether supported by the CPU or not.

    Lou
     
  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have the x5680 (2x). Current RAM when I bought the 2010MP off a friend has Crucial RAM in it that's for sure 1033Mhz (I googled the part number and it's definitely 1033).


    That's actually pretty awesome, thanks for that. $360 for 64GB is not bad at all. I was planning on dumping the current ones, or putting on eBay. There is also a stock 2x2GB Apple RAM in there too.
     

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