Faulty memory?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by msmth928, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    I just received my 1GB stick and put it in slot 4, however on restart the system only shows 2GB! (When it should show 4), saying slots 2 and 3 are empty.

    So I removed all the sticks and put this new one in slot 1... it doesn't boot up!

    Faulty memory or do I need to do anything to get it to work?

    It's a kingston MP1066/1G, purchased from ebuyer... but what I did noticed was that the seal had already been broken (!!) so possibly one someone else sent back!! Argh!
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I reckon faulty for sure. Get on the blowhorn to that seller and give him a lip thrashing (not really) :p

    You can't go wrong with crucial for the next time, though I think it may be a bit pricier.

    -Omi
     
  3. msmth928 thread starter macrumors regular

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    They've authorised a return - and I gave them an ear bashing!

    This is the correct memory right? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160973

    For 2009 Quad MP
     
  4. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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  5. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    That was my first thought but then again he doesn't say what his computer is. A 2008 Mac Pro is different then the 2009 Mac Pro...
     
  6. msmth928 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a 2009 Quad Mac Pro.

    Do they have to be matched pairs? (currently 3 1GB sticks in there)
     
  7. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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  8. msmth928 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just a note to say I sent the ebuyer memory back and ordered another stick from Dabs, got it next day (as opposed to 10 days that ebuyer took!) and it only cost 60p more! And yes it was properly sealed and works!! :) :apple:
     

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