NEW - 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM in 2009 Mac Pro?

toby23

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Nov 25, 2009
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Under the options listed for the new Mac Pro models, is 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM for the 3.33GHZ model. I guess this is still the W3580 CPU?

I have a 2009 3.33GHZ W3580 Model, can I use 1333MHz Ram or do I need some kind of hardware update?

Thanks for any advice,

Toby
 

toby23

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Nov 25, 2009
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According to Intel, I can use 1333MHz in the W3580.
Does anyone know if this works?
Thanks,
Toby
 
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Inconsequential

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Sep 12, 2007
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According to Intel, the X5680 is the only 6 core running at 3.33GHz.
It also mentions that 1333MHz is ok for the W3580.

Which one is it?

Thanks,

Toby
It's the W3680, which is just a i7 980-X with ECC and a few other workstation class improvements to it.

As for 1333Mhz, people have tried it and nothing happened so wouldn't waste the money trying to be honest!!
 
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nanofrog

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May 6, 2008
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I have a 2009 3.33GHZ W3580 Model, can I use 1333MHz Ram or do I need some kind of hardware update?
Unless Apple releases a firmware update, No.

The reason is, they fixed the RAM to 1066MHz in the 2009 systems. MR members have added both 1333MHz DDR3 capable CPU's and 1333MHz DDR3 to both SP and DP systems, and it only ran at 1066MHz. :(
 
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