Another Mac Pro RAM question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TV21, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. TV21 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    Arlington, VA, USA
    So I *finally* pulled the trigger today and bought a stock 2.66 Mac Pro today.

    Now I need to upgrade the ram so I want to add 4GB (2x2GB).

    After extensive research, I decided on either OWC or Crucial. Earlier this week the Crucial Ram was $399.

    Now today of course, Crucial ram is $469 for same ram.

    They have 2 types of ram that appear to be compatible

    4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

    part: CT579443 - $469
    part: CT2KIT25672AF667 - $449

    They both appear to support Mac Pro, but the more expensive version is the one you get when you use the configure tool.

    There is also the 2 OWC ram variants, both of which are (now) cheaper than the crucial ram. I have read quite a few posts regarding OWC ram having issues, so I'd like to go with Crucial, but the sudden price jump makes the choice a little harder. Perhaps the OWC netlists...

    Anyone with experience are to let me know if the 2 crucial kits are the same, different etc?

    Experience with the OWC/Crucial appreciated.

  2. uMac macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2007
  3. TV21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    Arlington, VA, USA
    Anyone have any idea as to why the Crucial Ram price jumped from $399 to $469? Thats a big jump.

    Also curious as to whether the slightly cheaper crucial ram works ok in MPs

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