Mac Pro 1.1 updated to 32 GB RAM :D

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spacedust, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2009
    I've made a great deal on

    I got 8 sticks of 4 GB RAM DDR2 FB-DIMM 800 MHz Micron Memory (small radiators) for 1/5 of price in Poland !

    I've putted them in my Mac Pro 2006 (1,1) and in a few weeks I will transfer them to my Mac Pro 2008 (3,1).

    I've disabled SWAP file in Vista and putted Vista on Kingston's 40 GB SSD drive.

    It's flying ! After bootup it takes 2,5 GB RAM. With some simple apps like Firefox it goes up to 3 GB RAM.
  2. silencer88 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Cool... but how do you intend to utilize the other 29GB of RAM sitting there idle?
  3. Spacedust thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2009
    Normally on SL - music production with Logic 9.
  4. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Out of interest how much were the sticks?

    Surprised it was cheaper in uk compared to poland. :) enjoy
  5. Spacedust thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2009
  6. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    Can you please tell me where you bought them?
  7. Renderz macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2004
    Hi, so does DDR2 800 actually work in a 2006 Mac Pro 1,1? I thought the higher speeds would cause memory corruptions hence why I've not considered them an option.
  8. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    800MHz RAM runs at 667MHz without any problems. That's true for all (or at least most) higher-speed RAM, as long as the technology is the same (e. g. DDR2 667 and DDR2 800). But simple DDR2 800 RAM does not work in either the 2006 or the 2008 Mac Pro. You need 667MHz or 800MHz FB-DIMMs.

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