best place to buy memory?

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  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    Hey i just got an 8 core 2.8 ghz mac pro off of ebay last week and wanted to ask where the best place is to purchase memory,

    and how should i purchase it
    -2 gigs per stick
    -1 gig per stick?

    i can get the 800 mghz i believe,

    is this computer able to use the newer 1066mghz memory?

    thanks
     
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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  3. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, i had already saw those stores, i was just wondering if someone may have come across any great deals and could have brought those into the conversation,

    also asked which set up is better,
    1 gig sticks or 2 gig sticks?

    and if the 2.8 8 cores can go up to the 1066 mghz memory or not?

    just looking for some advice, not someone to tell me to do a forum search, i am not stupid, just thought i would ask, and see if there were any deals that just came out ?

    thanks buddie!
     
  4. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    I have never had a problem with OWC (macsales.com) RAM in ANY of the Macs I have put it in except it whines but it is very quiet actually MUCH quieter than a PDA I have. Yes I have a PDA that makes noise anytime it is on. The hard drive drowns it out in my PB it is only noticeable in sleep.
     
  5. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    You can only use PC2-6400 DDR2-800MHz FB ECC RAM. You have 8 total slots to install up to 32GB with 4GB per slot, and should install 4 matching sticks if at all possible. For more information.

    Crucial RAM for your MP

    OWC RAM for your MP (Probably your best bet)
     
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  7. After G macrumors 68000

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    I was pretty happy with my local Frys.

    What I bought: 4 GB DDR2-PC5300 RAM (667 MHz) (2x2GB) $30 after $10 rebate :D

    Not what you need, but an example of the kind of deals available.

    Though I don't know if you have a Frys where you are ...
     
  8. Quad SLi 295 macrumors member

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    i7's run DDR3 at no greater than 1.65V

    be sure you're not buying DDR3 designed for use on the Core2 gear, some of those sticks, run voltages of over 1.8.

    Pop the case off see what memory is in there, brand and model number. then buy the same from newegg or log on to www.pricewatch.com and do a search for the best price going.

    Cheers
    Jimmy
     
  9. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks everyone!!

    appreciate the input!!

    I also live in cali, so there is a fry's or 2 around here somewhere!!

    proly do new egg or owc


    Thanks again, you guys have been very helpful!!
     
  10. rcthomas32 macrumors newbie

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    Here you go. www.theupgradeplace.com/iram.php This is fully tested memory made for Mac systems. No you can not use the 1066Mhz memory. Hope this helps.



    Rcthomas 32
     
  11. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Best-prices fluctuate between the big sellers - they seem to rotate on who has the best deal on any specific ram during any one time period. You can spend a week trying to save $5. :rolleyes: I would recommend that you make sure the seller warranties that their product is compatible with Macs and that they have a strong quality warranty (which most of the above-mentioned sellers do).
     
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