Best/Cheapest way of 12Gb my Mac Pro 2009?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Inconsequential, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Basically, I need more memories!

    I run VMWare Fusion with Windows 7 x64 running and that leaves the rest of the system with about 1.5Gb to play with out of 6gb, as you can probably work out, things get abit... slow.

    As I live in the UK and VAT is going up soon I thought it would be a good time to 12Gb my Mac Pro and 8Gb my MacBook Pro (2010).

    Any opinions on where I should get the 12Gb kit and 8Gb for the respective machines?
     
  2. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thinking of going for the OWC memory kits, £293 all in for 12Gb in my Mac Pro and 8Gb in my MacBook Pro.

    Unless anybody has any better ideas?
     
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I assume the 300 quid are for 3 4GB sticks, right?

    If so, you might also wanna consider buying your RAM from ebay Germany.

    This is a 8GB set for 150€, so 300€ (250 quid) for 16GB plus shipping to the UK (7€).

    Definitely a better deal than OWC. And keep in mind that you'd have to ship your RAM back to OWC in case of faulty sticks. Kingston RAMs should be returnable to Kingston subsidiaries all over Europe.
     
  4. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

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    £293 for Mac Pro AND Macbook Pro btw.

    Mac Pro: 3x4Gb
    MacBook Pro 2x4Gb

    It's > £300 to do it other ways for both...
     
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Oh I see. Well, in that case, beating the OWC price in Europe would be quite hard, especially considering their extremely cheap shipping ($5 to the UK if I got that right).
     
  6. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yup cheap cheap!

    Just debating if I want to land £300 on upgrade atm, I know it's worth it but... second thoughts :p
     
  7. Durex macrumors member

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    Hi Concorde,

    If you are interested, I'm selling an OWC 16GB RAM kit (4x 4GB modules) that I've used in the same MacPro as you have (2009 2.67GHz quad). Will be sold on eBay shortly -- check your PM for details.

    Cheers.
     
  8. degl macrumors member

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    I have the 2009 2.26Ghz 8-core MacPro, and buy this 215$ Crucial Memory kit
    http://www.crucial.com/store/partspe...KIT51272BV1339
    Put each 4GB stick on socket 1 of each memory modules and now have 14GB of Ram, 15 days no problem at all and making a full 13 episode animated series in after effects and Premiere Pro, no hangs!!

    Cheers
     
  9. toxic macrumors 68000

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    the cheapest way is to skip ECC. I can verify that Crucial non-ECC RAM will work...ID is CT51264BA1339. I found it on Amazon UK for £66.
     
  10. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well it's all arrived, customs seemed to have missed it [probably come by post in a few weeks time i'd imagine :p] so bargain £240 for it all!

    £165 for the 12Gb in the MP.
    £75 for the 8Gb in the MBP.

    Question is... what I do with the 4Gb out of the MBP and the 6Gb out of the Mac Pro...

    Probably going to keep the 4Gb for the MBP for warranty sake, but the 6gb in the Mac Pro?
     

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