Installing Memory and Apple Warranty

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by emac901, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. emac901 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2006
    I am getting a Mac Pro from Apple with 1GB(2 x 512MB) of memory and I am also getting 3GB(2 x 1GB & 2 x 512MB) from DMS to install. I have read that when you install memory you need to put the largest in the first slot down to the smallest. I also read somewhere that you need to leave the apple supplied memory in the first slot or it will void your warranty. I am very new to all of this so any help would be appreciated.
  2. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    Removing the memory installed by Apple does not void the warranty......assuming you don't accidentally damage the computer in the process. The replacement memory you installed wont be covered by Apples' warranty of course.

    A lot of people think it's a good idea to hold onto the original RAM stick. Applecare techs are often quick to make the assumption that replacement RAM might be faulty if something goes wrong with your computer, so having the original RAM to reinstall can help speed along the diagonstic process
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    First of all, make sure to test run your system "AS SHIPPED" just to make sure everything is working properly.

    In order to get the full benefit of the Mac Pro's 256 bit memory data path, you'll want to populate both memory riser cards, each with at least one matched pair. If you put your memory on only one riser, you are dropping from quad channel to dual channel mode. "
    BareFeats has a great article explaining it all.

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