Early 2008 Mac Pro Ram

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  1. BeyondMountains, Jan 16, 2015
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    BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

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    Any experience with these Ram brands?
    Both on Amazon for decent prices.

    NEMIX RAM
    Komputerbay

    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

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  3. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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

    http://www.amazon.com/Komputerbay-P...+pro+ram&pebp=1421468416445&peasin=B005HIWDFK

    btw I see your a guitarist in NY? Play in a band? I play guitar myself.
     
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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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%! :)

     
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    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.

    Lou
     
  11. Dartanian77 macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    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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