Mac Pro 1,1 Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by aliennerd, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. aliennerd macrumors member

    May 27, 2010
    Apple approved memory for the 1,1 with the huge heatsinks remains stubbornly expensive, certainly in the UK at least.

    Has anyone successfully run cheaper alternatives?

  2. Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    For a couple of years I had both completely "thin" and "half-sidedly thick" heat sink memory sticks running in my 1,1. Memory temperatures were some Centigrades above "full heat sink" variants, but I could not notice any problems arising from that.

    YMMV, esp. under 24/7 load.
  3. donw35 macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Added another 4gb to my Mac Pro 1,1 for $25 off eBay.
  4. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2013
    DMV Area
    The heatsinks aren't hugely important. I have Amicroe server RAM in my Mac Pro 3,1 - which is 667 mHz, (Mac Pro 1,1 RAM) and though it does have a relatively large heatsink compared to normal DDR2 RAM, they are nowhere near as sizable as the 800mHz "Apple Approved" modules that came with the machine. Not sure what the appropriate price is for these modules, my friend bought a server about the same time as I got my MP, and it turned out it didn't need FB-DIMMs, got these for free. It took some finagling to get all the modules recognized, but I think that has to do with the two different memory speeds as opposed to the brand identifier. However, I can safely say I have all 14GB up and running. If you can find FB-DIMMs for anything less than the average price of "absolutely absurd" I would go for it.
  5. aliennerd thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2010

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