DDR2-800 FB-DIMM RAM supplier in UK?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Synchro, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Synchro macrumors member

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    It's all very nice that the new Mac Pros support faster memory, but my usual sources (Crucial, Dabs, Ebuyer) just don't seem to have much (if any) DDR2-800 FB-DIMMs. Any suggestions as to where such memory can be sourced in the UK?

    Also does anyone know if the new Mac Pros will take advantage of CAS3 rated memory?
     
  2. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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  3. Synchro thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately that site rather underlines my point - there is loads of DDR2 stuff about (nearly all aimed at the gaming crowd who are not bothered about ECC etc), but almost none of it is Fully Buffered that the Mac Pros require. They do have some ECC FB DIMMS on there, but only the slower 5300 rated stuff the previous models used. In fact so far I've not found a single retailer selling DDR2 PC2-6400 ECC FB DIMMs...
     
  4. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    crucial are coming out with them next week say crucial sales rep
     
  5. Synchro thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent news. I'm holding off buying a Mac Pro until after the show and funds permitting for a couple of weeks anyway.
     
  6. netdog macrumors 603

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    Get it shipped from the USA. OWC is selling 8GB of qualified RAM for about £200. You won't find a deal like that here.
     
  7. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Have you gotten stuff from them before? Do you pay import duty?

    I don't know much about RAM, but does the increase to 800 offer any benefits over the previous type?
     
  8. oceanzen macrumors regular

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    Just ordered a 4GB Kit 2x2GB modules for £116 !!!!

    It would probably be double in the UK

    Lets hope I don't have to pay too much tax and duty :rolleyes:
     
  9. spaceman8 macrumors newbie

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    Synchro - I'm also trying to track down suitable ram in the UK.
    From what I've found, the only option at the moment is to buy it overseas, but I won't be doing that.
    When somewhere starts supplying, I'll post here.
     

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