Can the 1,1 Mac Pro accept PC2-5300P memory?

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  1. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

    PowerMac G4 MDD

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    Hi everyone,

    I am curious about Mac Pro 1,1 memory. I usually search the model number instead of "Mac Pro RAM", as RAM advertised for a specific Mac is usually more expensive than some random, matching RAM that someone pulled out of a working Windows PC...

    upon searching this, I found a nice deal on 16GB of PC2-5300P memory; everything matches (667Mhz and everything), EXCEPT for the fact that there is a 'P' on the end. Is there a big difference between PC2-5300 and PC2-5300P? This RAM is ECC and everything, but that extra letter is tripping me up. Would this work in my 1,1 Mac Pro, or is it best to avoid it?

    I am not dead-set on getting RAM for my machine, but I'm curious--in case I ever want to do a RAM upgrade. It seems as though most of the RAM I am finding is 5300P or 5300F.

    -Thanks
     
  2. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    FBDIMMs ? then fine. If not, pass those up. Considering new or server pulls are cheap and 4GB (2x2GB) are around $20...
     
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    Here is an example of what they usually say: 16GB Ram Kit 4 x 4GB PC2-5300P ECC registered DDR2 667 Mhz Server Memory 2R x 4. Since then, however, I have found an actual Mac Pro kit for cheap, but I am not sure if I want to buy yet. It will likely be gone by the time I ever do this.
     

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