4gb of Mac Pro ram for $359 Is this ram any good?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jburrows500, May 29, 2007.

  1. jburrows500 macrumors regular

    jburrows500

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/Item_XLR8YourMac.cfm?ID=9215&Item=OWC53FB2MPK04GB

    I am getting a 2.0 mac pro in 2 days and I am looking for some ram for it. I came upon this ad.. has anyone heard of this ram or company and is it ok? Thanks much!

    4.0GB OWC Matched Set (2GB x 2) PC5300 DDR2 ECC 667MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules for Mac Pro Quad Core / 8 Core systems. *Apple Qualified Memory for Mac Pro Quad Core / 8 Core models* LifeTime Advance Replacement Warranty. (OWC53FB2MPK04GB)
     
  2. TheFuzz macrumors regular

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    i got 4x1GB from owc a couple of months ago and it's been fine. had a few problems with ecc errors caused by the heat, but those are solved by cranking up the fans whenever i'm rendering. owc was willing to ship me a new set until i figured out a fix. good company.
     
  3. jburrows500 thread starter macrumors regular

    jburrows500

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    By design, shouldnt have the Mac pro reved up the fans on it's own given the increased heat within the case? Thanks for the thumb's up on OWC.
     
  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    You'd think so.....but no. Seems Apple has set the temp thresholds way to high on the Mac Pros....too keep the noise down.

    Even running Rember in a hot room, where I'd get Mem temps up to 180+ F, the Mac Pro never increased the fan speeds.

    Definitely get smcFanControl.

    Too bad we have to manually kick up the fans.

    Personally, I think Apple should allow the users to control the limits.

    -Kevin
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well you can just use the modded version of the macbook fan control program. Its available here on the mac pro forum. Just search for it.
     

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