Memory for My HexCore- Recommend a Source?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by go4d1, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. go4d1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2005
    I'm shopping for memory for my soon to be delivered HexCore.

    Anybody had good/bad experiences with third party suppliers they'd care to share?

    The price differential with the Apple Store seems outrageous. I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    OWC is good, as is Trans Int'l. I've bought from both vendors and have never had a problem.
  4. go4d1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2005
    Thanks for the Response. - Large $$$ Differential

    I'm trying to purchase 4X4 Gig = 16 total

    Trans Intl is $568

    OWC is $679

    Seems a large difference for items that are the same.
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Also and Newegg has some Kingston 2 and 4GB sticks here.

    Best thing is to do the match - RAM + Shipping + Tax (if any) and buy from the least expensive source. They are all reputable and there is no advantage to one over the other.
  6. Giuly macrumors 68040


    This one will work, too. Same RAM, without the Apple-Tax.

    OP: Just search your local "Lowest Price"-Website for 4GB DDR3-1333 ECC with Temperature Sensor.
  7. Richard Peters macrumors regular

    Richard Peters

    Jul 18, 2010
    Surrey, UK
    Quick question from a Uk member, would this 12gb set be good for the 6 Core - I'm probably going to be buying the machine in the next week or so and want to have the memory ready for when it arrives.

    Thanks :)
  8. Giuly macrumors 68040


    This one will.
  9. aquablue macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010

    Will this Samsung RAM work? If so, will registered ram cause any issues?

    Does anybody know what halogen-free RAM apple uses.. I want to get some halogen-free RAM in 8GB sticks like that samsung one above?
  10. cparktd macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    Middle TN
    Someone mentioned to make sure the memory has the onbaard thermal sensor, suggesting some don't resulting in the cooling fans defalting to 100%.

    I can't find any mention of a thermal sensor on Trans Int memory. Anyone know? guess I'll call tommorrow....

    I'm looking at the 3 x8GB for a hex.
  11. go4d1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2005
    Thermal Senor and/or Heat Spreader

    Non Apple


    The price difference seems to be the thermal sensor. Also, some modules have a heat spreader.

    I'm waiting to see what's on my new machine
  12. cparktd macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    Middle TN
    From OWC...

    Module Specifications:

    Size: 8GB (8192MB) Per Module
    240-pin SDRAM DIMM

    1024M x 72, Dual Rank ECC Memory Module
    Data Rate = 1333MHz
    Module Bandwidth 8.5GB/s
    CAS 9-9-9-24
    Voltage 1.5V
    Apple Specified Thermal Sensor*
    RoHS Certified
    Lifetime Advance Replacement Warrant
  13. cparktd macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    Middle TN
    From transintl...
    E-mail reply copy paste...

    24 GB KIT (3x8GB) $894
    In stock and 100% meets all Apple and Intell specs including Thermal sensor requirements.

    Customer service

    I'm not connected with them nor ever done business with before but this is best price I can find so far.
    Think I'll give them a try.
  14. go4d1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2005
    Let us know how you make out

    My MP won't arrive till the end of the week.
  15. davidp158 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2005
    OWC has a good line of products and great service, but their prices are typically on the high side. OWC's current price for 8GBx3 (24GB) is $1096, compared to's price of $894.


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