Mac Pro RAM is dead...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mavericks7913, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    My Mac Pro 2010's RAM is dead. Just one but idk why. Im quite doomed cause I can not find the same RAM in ebay.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    You don't need the same RAM, any RAM fit the correct spec can do.

    For stock 5,1. It shipped with DDR3 UDIMM ECC RAM. As long as you buy DDR3 UDIMM (desktop RAM of course, not notebook RAM). All your RAM should able to work properly. ECC is not a must, but highly recommended, and ECC RAM is actually cheaper now.
     
  3. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    Head over to datamemorysystems.com or crucial.com or the RAM vendor of your choice, and you will have no trouble finding a replacement.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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  5. IDMah macrumors 6502

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    Sort of related but just wanted to verify if SAMSUNG 8GB PC3L-12800R DDR3-1600MHZ ECC Registered Buffered would work on a Mac Pro (2009) ?
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    It will work, but you CANNOT mix that with the original RAM.

    You can never mix UDIMM with RDIMM.
     
  7. MisterAndrew, Jul 11, 2017
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    Just replace all of them with cheap Samsung RDIMM DDR3 ECC memory pulled from servers. It works great. About $20 for an 8GB stick or $50 for 16GB sticks. Get PC3L-10600R(DDR3L-1333) speed or faster. The memory for the Mac Pro 6,1 works fine too. Get dual rank memory denoted as 2RX4.
     

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