Mapro dual quadcore RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by killabyte, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. killabyte macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys i have three "old" macpros dual quadcore harpertown. the rams inside use a big heat sink (not as big as ram in xserves).

    Could i install ddr3 ram which does come without heat sink? i mean replacing all the old ram by new one without heatsink?

    best


    killabyte
     
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    #2
    This is the type of RAM you need:

    240-pin PC2-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM)

    The big heat sinks aren't essential for operation, but those sticks tend to get pretty hot.
     
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

    CaptainChunk

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    Honestly, you really should use modules with the Apple-approved heatsinks. FB-DIMMs run pretty hot even with heatsinks. Besides, the price difference is pretty insignificant. A couple of good vendors:

    OWC

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