Original Mac Ram

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ekwipt, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2008
    I've bought 16 GB of ram from trans international and was wondering how much should i could sell my 2GB of original mac pro memory for

    2008 macpro
  2. grue macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2003
  3. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    post it on amazon or ebay, but im guessing not exactly alot. somewhere between 75~120$ roughly.

    since 3rd party is pretty cheap.
  4. fredr500 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    Two things:

    A) 4GB is now under $100 from at least 1 third party, so probably not much.

    B)I've read here you should hang on to in in case you need to send your machine to Apple for warranty repairs. I've heard they won't service it with just 3rd party memory, but I have no personal experience.

  5. jamster3 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    Memory Noise?

    Hi guys, here's my situation and question: I've got an early Mac Pro desktop (August 06) 2 X 2.66 Ghz. It came with 2 GB of RAM and 500 GB or HD space.
    I recently added another internal HD at 1 TB (thought the requirements are supposed to be no more than 750 GB for each slot= 3 TB total). I did this because at my work we've done it to two of our G5's and they're running smooth even though you're not supposed to put more than 500 GB in those slots. At any rate, it worked and I had no problems. Two days later I added an additional 4 GB of RAM ( 2 X 2 GB). It's not official Mac ram, but the requirements match up. In my first board I have 2 X 512 MB and 2 X 2 GB. In the second board I have 2 X 512 MB for a total of 6 GB. This worked well for the first 15 minutes. I put my computer to sleep and came back to it about 5 hours later. Suddenly a loud humming noise started happening (it does not sound good at all). Though I would think it was the Hard Drive, I feel it's the RAM because it happened pretty much right after I installed the RAM. Any thoughts?
  6. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    To clarify; G5s are fully able and capable of handling and supporting 1TB drives (it says 500GB because at the time that was the highest drive around, SATA-1 and SATA-2 can support both easily..but since the G5 has SATA-1 its gonna limit the drive to 1.5Mbps per/sec as opposed to its full 3Mbps which shouldnt decrease the performance too much)

    Any rate..with the MacPro.
    The memory shouldnt be making any noise? Thats pretty unheard of, there are no moving parts with it.
    Maybe the fans sped up abit to increase the airflow and cooling in the memory area as heat will rise with more memory.

    Id check into the drive itself as that has the most noise factor and certainly has moving parts.

    you can try removing the newly added memory and see if the noise goes a way but i highly doubt it will ...as i said memoryhasno moving parts to make any noise.

    could be the hdd since you just installed that as well and theyre unpredictable with that sort of thing
    and also check for increased fan speed...as it may be trying to moderate a proper temperature in the case with the newly added hardware.

    hope that helps
  7. jamster3 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    Thanks XIII,

    Yeah, I suspected it had something to do with the drive. What I did though was change the new 4 GB from the top panel to the bottom panel. So far so good. The noise didn't sound healthy and it didn't sound like a fan, but then again in the two years that I've owned my computer I've never heard any fan noise. If the sound comes back, I think I'll take out my New HD and send it back for a replacement.

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