Mac Pro Ram. Where to get?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TwitchOSX, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. TwitchOSX macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    Southern Oregon
    I'm checking out Newegg and they have "Mac" ram but can't I just get regular 1066 Mhz DDR3 ECC ram? Does it have to be "Mac" specific? I don't think it does.

    Anybody know where to get good prices on some ram that will work in our Mac Pro 2010 8 core?

    I have 8 gigs taking up 4 slots right now. I have 4 slots available. Looking to get at least another 8 gigs.
  2. Asgorath macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2012
  3. TwitchOSX thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    Southern Oregon
  4. paradium macrumors newbie


    Sep 19, 2012
    plus a thousand on owc. they're as legit as they come.
  5. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    I alway get my RAM at DMS, high quality and tested stuff.

    There has been a spat of OWC RAM failures lately, but they do stand behind their products.
  6. t0rr3s macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2010
    was using OWC before. tried Memory America recently. no problems.
  7. kudukudu macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    another vote for OWC. I can attest that their lifetime warranty on RAM is real as well. I have 4 x 2 GB of OWC in my 2008 mac pro and one set gave up on me about a year ago.

    But do not throw out your RAM packaging! see below.

    I just called in OWC, told them about some error message I found in one of the system logs. They asked me to ship them the bad RAM back and within a week or so I had 2 new sticks.
  8. TomTomTuning macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2010
    Central PA
    I also vote for OWC, ive bought many things from them. I've heard good reviews about I'm a big lover of Newegg as well.

    I have a question...

    Down the road I'm thinking I may upgrade the CPU in my 5,1 from a 2.8GHz quad-core to a 3.33GHz six-core W3680.

    Now the 2.8GHz takes 1066MHz but the 3.33GHz uses 1333MHz.
    Can I use 1333MHz ram now while I still have the 2.8GHz CPU?
    That way I don't have to invest in RAM twice.

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