Is this RAM compatible for a 2010 12-core Max Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by EricTheRed71, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. EricTheRed71 macrumors member

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    Im looking to get a new Mac Pro (12-core 2,66) with ideally 48GB RAM.

    My dealer who I will be buying the Mac from has quoted me about €2060+tax for the RAM. Apple prices (even if they offered 48GB) are mental.

    I can get 48GB of this RAM:

    http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con...ueram.com&ktcpartno=KVR1333D3D4R9SK2/16G&id=1

    for about €1140+tax.

    An alternative would be this RAM:

    http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con....valueram.com&ktcpartno=KVR1333D3D4R9SK2/16GI

    ...which is apparently "Intel verified" for about €1200+tax.

    So the questions are...

    Is it compatible?
    Is it compatible but not very good?
    Any other advice?

    Cheers lads & lasses!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Mac Pros have custom thermal heat sensor so I'm not sure will that work. Why don't you contact Kingston and ask?
     
  3. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Custom? Don't they just have to be Intel thermal sensors? Presumably the second link posted by OP would be right since it's Intel Compat.

    But yes, just ask Kingston yourself - drop them an email and they'll respond.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not sure about the heat sensor, I just hear folks talking about it :p But anyway, the only way to make sure it works is to contact Kingston
     
  5. EricTheRed71 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I've mailed Kingston & will report back when (or if) they respond.

    Thanks for the input so far!
     
  6. vogelhausdesign macrumors regular

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    Was this a joke? Or was this really in your checkout basket..

    [​IMG]
     
  7. EricTheRed71 thread starter macrumors member

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    wtf! I never put anything in any basket!

    You guys...
     
  8. Etherz10 macrumors member

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    crucial have ram that's compatible with pretty much all mac systems might be more expensive but its guaranteed to work
     

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