Heat Spreader Ram or Not Heat spreader for 2009 to 2010 upgrade

accessvirus

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mikeboss

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heat spreaders are usually only needed on FB-DIMMs and registered DIMMs. so far I haven't seen UDIMMs with heatspreaders... I prefer UDIMMs because they run cooler.
 

thefredelement

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I will upgrade my mac pro 2009 to 2010. (4.1 to 5.1)


Also I will upgrade ram to 24GB(6x4gb) or 48GB (6x8GB).


I find hynx and samsun ram but no heat Spreader,

Is it good choice?

For hynix ram
http://www.ebay.com/itm/370785576477?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

For samsung ram:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6x-4GB-24GB-1333-Mhz-Apple-Mac-Pro-4-1-5-1-ECC-RAM-Speicher-DDR3-2009-2010-/350751790582?pt=DE_Technik_Computerzubehör_Arbeitsspeicher&hash=item51aa6f95f6
If you really want them you can buy after market spreaders.
 

dmylrea

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Here's another good choice for ECC RAM. The seller ships to Europe. A friend that has done many 4,1 to 5,1 upgrades swears by this RAM.
 

Macsonic

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heat spreaders are usually only needed on FB-DIMMs and registered DIMMs. so far I haven't seen UDIMMs with heatspreaders... I prefer UDIMMs because they run cooler.
Yep. Rams without heat spreaders run cooler. I've used various Mac Pros using rams with heat spreaders and other machines without heat spreaders.