Cheapest place for 64gb ram for nMP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by drunkn, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. drunkn macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
    I know OWC has a kit for $895 but I'm wondering if anyone has scoured for compatible pieces elsewhere (newegg, amazon) for cheaper?

    Somewhat related, do 32gb sticks exist (i.e. 128gb max)?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Crucial's price is $879.98. My guess is you're not going to find it for much less from a reputable place.

    And I haven't seen anything about 32GB sticks yet.
  3. Umbongo, Dec 29, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2013

    Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006

    Superbiiz have Samsung 1600MHz for $480, but it is out of stock. Memory4less have Hynix 1600MHz for $680. Crucial have 1333MHz for $900, but Micron (the parent company) have 1600Mz and 1866Mhz in production, which I'm guessing is going to OEMs at the moment.

    Memory4less do have HP branded modules at 1866Mhz for $1,500 each.
  4. Average Pro macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013

    Several members have made excellent recommendations on RAM from vendors other than Apple. I think it's amazing that you can upgrade to 32GB of RAM for only $400. When I purchased my oMP in 2008, I think that price would have purchased 2GB.

    I do not have the technical experience to make a RAM qualified statement about the exact (or similar) traits of RAM by 3rd party companies. However, I do know that my local Mac/Apple authorized repair center has noted that on several occasions they've identified the problem as 3rd party RAM.

    I bring this up only because I was wondering if anyone else has come across this. If my requirements required the 64GB option, I might consider 3rd party. But at this time, I'm Ok paying the Apple price.
  5. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Totally agree. It's definitely a factor I'm considering with my 3,1 Pro.

    I've had Crucial RAM fail on me before, so I now stick to OWC. There's a difference between good value and cheap, and I don't do cheap RAM because failing RAM causes too many weird problems to spend time diagnosing. RAM should be one of the most stable parts of a system. OWC is good value because it's good quality RAM, and a much better deal than the Apple RAM tax.
  6. drunkn thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
  7. keigo macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    look like good price.

    I'm wondering can we just install 2 x 16gb only and left the 2 other socket empty?

    It should be alright right? Cause it look wasteful to buy 4 x 8gb to get 32gb and then change it to 4 x 16gb again 1~2 years later
  8. drunkn thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
    Yeah you can definitely just use 2, but as far as I know filling all 4 is ideal because it adds to the throughput/speed of the RAM usage.

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