Early 2008 Mac Pro Ram

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  1. BeyondMountains, Jan 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2015

    BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2008
    Any experience with these Ram brands?
    Both on Amazon for decent prices.


    Any you recommend?

    I have a 2008 Mac Pro thats still ticking. Use it for daily tasks.

    Considering upgrading my ram. Currently have 10gb

    Thinking about removing two of the 1gb and getting 4 4gb which would give me 22gb.

    OWC prices have sky rocketed so I'm looking elsewhere especially for this older machine.
  2. NY Guitarist macrumors 65816

    NY Guitarist

    Mar 21, 2011
  3. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2008
    thanks for the reply. a bit too pricey for me. the ram on amazon is about half the price


    btw I see your a guitarist in NY? Play in a band? I play guitar myself.
  4. bernuli macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2011
  5. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2008
  6. NY Guitarist macrumors 65816

    NY Guitarist

    Mar 21, 2011
  7. nigelbb macrumors 65816

    Dec 22, 2012
    I bought 16GB (4x4GB) of 800Mhz FB-DIMMs from Komputerbay on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005HIWDFK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

    They were utter crap. Avoid these crooks. Two FB-DIMMs were dead & my 2008 Mac Pro wouldn't even boot with them installed. The other two FB-DIMMs were recognised as 2GB 667MHz not the 4GB 800MHz I had paid for. It was a tortuous process to get a refund & I eventually had to invoke an A-to-z Guarantee Claim from Amazon to force them to refund me. All in all it took about 4 weeks to get my money back. It was obviously no surprise to them that the FB-DIMMs didn't work as they didn't even bother offering to replace them.


    A good money saving tip is that the far more common & cheaper 667MHz FB-DIMMs (as used in the Mac Pro 1,1 & 2,1 models) can be used instead of the 800MHz parts. In real life use the performance is indistinguishable & Barefeats benchmarked the 667MHz RAM at only 4% slower than 800MHz.
  8. lwwz macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    Seriously! What is up with that? I'm finding almost everything that isn't OWC made is ridiculously expensive AND available for 50-75% less elsewhere. Makes me wonder if they're trying to get out of the "Not Invented Here" hardware sales.
  9. lwwz macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    That sucks. I'm also a DMS customer and have used them for our production server upgrades as well as my own and they're very reasonable. OWC now wants $1719 for 4x4GB FB-DIMMs, Crucial.com wants $600 and DMS wants $260.

    That's an interesting idea about going with the 667Mhz DIMMs to save money. Looks like they're $265 for the 4x4GB even from OWC! and only $196 from DMS. Crucial doesn't sell the 667Mhz FB DIMMs anymore.

    I think I'd take the 800Mhz from DMS for $260. At this point, these old rigs need that last 4%! :)

  10. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    I can confirm the other Forum Member's experiences concerning DMS. I've been a DMS customer since 1986 when I upgraded the RAM on my first Mac, a Mac Plus. In all that time I've never had to replace a stick of their RAM. However, years ago, I had a Transcend USB stick, that they sold me, go bad. They replaced it with no problems. I can't recommend them highly enough.

  11. Dartanian77 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2015
    In my experience Komputerbay is nearly a criminal organization. Avoid to the ends of the earth.
    I've used Mac RAM Direct many times and they also carry the Apple factory RAM: http://macramdirect.com/macpro.html

    Ramjet is another good source thou you will pay a bit more for the privilege
  12. bernuli macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2011
  13. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2004
    Mac Plus

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  14. reco2011 macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2014
    I purchased Nemix RAM for my Mac Pro 1,1. Thoroughly pleased with them. Well packaged, shipped with installation instructions, lifetime warranty. Highly recommend.

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