best MEMORY in macpro '08, help!

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  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    hi, i want buy 8gb for my macpro 08 (have 2gb) so I want have 10gb... which memory is the best? I see the OWC

    $314
    OWC Memory 8.0GB 2 x 4.0GB Kit PC6400 DDR2

    is good? or other better brand or?

    helpppppppp! thanks
     
  2. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    OWC RAM is good, but so is the "iRAM" brand that NewEgg (and other palces, I imagine) carries. I have a pair of 4GB sticks from iRAM and they work great.

    But yeah, OWC is the "gold standard".
     
  3. osin macrumors 6502

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    I bought my 8GB from OWC about 2 years ago. One of the modules failed recently and was replaced by them free of charge (actually I had to send the pair). Because of the pricing and lifetime warranty, OWC is the place where I "go" for RAM :)
     
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  6. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you, I go to buy OWC ;)
     
  7. sharkymac macrumors newbie

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    seems like you've made up your mind already... But just in case you'd like to know. I had an experience of using Kingston ram in 2008 MP. I bought it directly from Kingston and it was running non-stop 24/7 for 2 years. I absolutely had no problems with it. This year I also got Kingston memory for my new MP.
     
  8. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    kingston or owc if both working... have both same performance? I mean both give same speed etc...? if yes kingstone can be a good choice for save around $45
     
  9. sharkymac macrumors newbie

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    as long as you stick to 2008 MP's specs (800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM) speed should be the same.
     
  10. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    make sense!

    mmm is a question of brand here, guarantee, service of seller etc... mmm what I should be do :confused: haha
     
  11. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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    I use 8x Micron 4GB PC-6400 chips and they work great !
     
  12. barmann macrumors 6502

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    Wait a moment - your 2008 MP should be an 8 core, with 8 Ram slots - why buy expensive 4GB sticks if all you want is a total of 10 GB ?
     
  13. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well for later insert other 8gb and etc... not stop in 10gb

    why is not right?

    see my info
     

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  14. jngphoto macrumors newbie

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    On my MacPro like yours, I have 8 slots, 2 have the stock 1gb and the have 4 2gb ram.

    Now I wonder what my next set of ram should I get for the remaining 2 slots.
     

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  15. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    for that reason I think that is best buy 2 x 4gb for leave empty others for future, the difference in money is just $40 in OWC:

    buy 4x2gb ram $275
    buy 2x4gb ram $315

    by the way, how you feel running with 10GB? Im start feel slow with my 2GB
     
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  17. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    In my opinion, the best '08 Mac Pro RAM is RAM that work without ECC errors, has the proper heatsinks, and is cheap. They all come from the same few OEM suppliers anyway. I don't understand the love affair that so many seem to have with OWC.
     
  18. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I have had great luck with www.superbiiz.com : samsung or hynix or supertalent with either companies chips.
     
  19. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

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    Memory America RAM FTW

    I bought 4 x 2gb modules from these guys in 2008 then another 4 x 2gb in 2009 when the price crashed along with the Dollar vs. Pound.
    Since then 2 modules went faulty in just under 3 years, they replaced the whole consignment of 4 modules each time one failed, for free!
    Lifetime warranty FTW.
    Running 4 matched pairs of 16gb total is fantastic, never run out of memory while multitasking and pushing all 8 cores, awesome.

    Check out the 4GB ones here:http://www.memoryamerica.com/apple-mac-memory-desktop-mac-pro--2006-2008--memory.html
    $265 for a pair. With Apple heatsinks ofc.
     
  20. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    interesting! mmm at this point and see a lot choices I dont know which I should buy :(
     
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  24. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ups, thank you

    well I think that I go for crucial
     

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