Mac Pros to get 64GB memory support?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Unique Visuals, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. NoManIsland macrumors regular

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    That has been up for a while. I've actually heard that 8 GB RAM chips for the 2008 are coming down the pipeline soon as well :D
     
  2. Unique Visuals thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok cool. I couldn't find mention of it. Tried searches with no luck.
    8 GB for 2008s would be nice, I need some memory and I keep checking prices and they just keep climbing up
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well I don't think you'll be seeing any 8GB chips for the 2008-model seeing that well, it's 2 years old and chip manufacturers don't want to make old stuff either. ;)

    My 2¢.
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    8GB FB-DIMMs have been available for a while and work, they just aren't marketed to Mac Pros. You pay 50-60% more per GB over 4GB DIMMs.
     
  5. NoManIsland macrumors regular

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    Umbongo, do you have any leads on good places to get them, and do they have the required heatsinks?
     
  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Just search for 16GB FB-DIMM kit. Crucial only have the 667MHz versions, not sure if you can mix them with 800MHz, should be able to. In all honesty if you are in need of that sort of memory you should probably consider a move to a newer Mac Pro due to the vastly improved memory performance and you'd save around $1,500 between buying 64GB in FB-DIMMs and 64GB in DDR3 RDIMMs
     
  7. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    This is great news! As with anything, prices will continue to fall. I have 16 MB installed on my 2009 Quad with an SSD as boot drive and this thing is screaming fast. It will last me for quite a while! :)

    If I ever need more RAM, it's good to know I have options with 8 GB sticks.
     
  8. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The 667MHz variety is out, but they don't have the Apple heatsinks. Those can be obtained from MaxUpgrades though.

    The 800MHz variety isn't out yet, but they are in the "evaluation" phase, so production quantities shouldn't be that far away.
     
  9. frimple macrumors 6502

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    16 Mb! I bet that's blazin' fast! ;)
     

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