Did I purchase the right RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by crazeazn, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. crazeazn macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2009

    I see alot of links for other brands/vendors but nobody really mentioned newegg which is pretty cheap when it comes to other pc parts. Spec wise it seems to be the same, ECC/FB/DDR2... just wanted to make sure? I ordered it last night on a whim... i also read on the forums here through search about it needs to have special heatsinks? this is my first MP....

    Am i better off running this 8 gig in my 08' MP 2.8x2 by itself or with the 2 gigs it came with = 10 gigs? I seem to read some discrepancy about ram/256 paths and some other stuff. Thanks again! :D

    Lastly, i know that all SATA II drives are compatible, but if i purchase a velociraptor and plug it in how does the OS see it? I plan to use the velo as primary OS drive and use the apple drive as a sec. disk.
  2. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2005
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    not the right memory. you need the FB-DIMMs with the huge heatsinks.

    Take a look at these. You want the 800MHz variety
  4. yomibro macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2008
  5. crazeazn thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2009
    crap will i need to return it? can i just buy a heatsink kit? its more hassle for me to ship back.
  6. sboerup macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009

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