MP 7,1 OWC RAM for 7,1 Mac Pro

the_zee

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 5, 2016
12
3
East Coast
Anyone already bought their (OWC) upgrade RAM kits? What is the chip maker on their modules?

Any chance for a photo(s)?
 

Krevnik

macrumors 68040
Sep 8, 2003
3,517
794
Surprised nobody has a conclusive answer yet. I did order a 2x8GB kit from them just to fill out the two empty channels for my config, but they aren't due in until tomorrow. I'll report back on what I get.
 
  • Like
Reactions: the_zee

Krevnik

macrumors 68040
Sep 8, 2003
3,517
794
Mine arrived. SK hynix on the label for both sticks. Model #HMA81GR7CJR8N-WM.

So Supermicro's stuff is likely going to be very similar, and probably cheaper depending on what kit you need: https://store.supermicro.com/8gb-ddr4-2933-mem-dr480l-hl01-er29.html

In my case, Supermicro would have been 7$ cheaper with their regular shipping. But since resellers like Supermicro use different brands for different capacities, I expect the same to be for OWC.
 

highlighted

macrumors newbie
Feb 24, 2020
6
5
I bought 4x32gb dimms. In the 1st delivery, one was faulty and i had to send it back. Now is all good.
 

MarciaFunebre

macrumors member
Oct 17, 2018
50
19
Anyone already bought their (OWC) upgrade RAM kits? What is the chip maker on their modules?
Why is everyone running to OWC? Nemix RAM is much cheaper and works like a charm in my 7,1. I got a 192GB kit and left the 32GB factory memory in it. Works perfectly.
 
  • Like
Reactions: OkiRun

Krevnik

macrumors 68040
Sep 8, 2003
3,517
794
Why is everyone running to OWC? Nemix RAM is much cheaper and works like a charm in my 7,1. I got a 192GB kit and left the 32GB factory memory in it. Works perfectly.
A chunk of us are just used to ordering from them I think. They used to be one of the best places to get Mac-compatible RAM on price, with good customer service, and wouldn't go "but you put this in a Mac, we don't support that" like Crucial used to do back in the day. Things have changed a lot since 2010 or so, for sure.

If I was ordering more than 2x8GB, I'd probably be shopping around more myself.
 

gerrard0804

macrumors regular
Sep 12, 2010
162
19
Why is everyone running to OWC? Nemix RAM is much cheaper and works like a charm in my 7,1. I got a 192GB kit and left the 32GB factory memory in it. Works perfectly.
How do you allocate the ram to the 12slots for the total 192GB kit + 32GB factory(total in 224GB)?

Should all ram be the same size in order to optimise the max speed?
 

jazz1

macrumors 68020
Aug 19, 2002
2,123
1,072
Mid-West USA
I've been eyeing up OWC's 64GB RAM at over $729.00 for my Late 2015 iMac 27" (note this is their fastest version of RAM). That seems like a lot of money to invest in an older iMac. Newer iMac's, brought up to 64GB look less expensive on OWC's site. I wonder why? Are older models more difficult to find memory for?

I previously bumped my iMac to 32GB using OWC fastest RAM when I purchased the iMac. It has been reliable as far as I can tell. Though my iMac has rebooted itself while sleeping since the last two OS versions. I don't know if the RAM is the culprit, or some software running in the background. I'm conflicted on spending &729.00. But, I seem to be constantly running out of RAM while running Music, Safari, Messages, Mail, and Photos at the same time. I am running two additional 27" inch Dell monitors. Maybe, I've brought the RAM issue on by doing so?

I checked out the reviews of Nemix, and some of the reviews show issues with their RAM. Does anyone know if Nemix stands behind their RAM? Do they take returns for full refunds?
 

flowrider

macrumors 603
Nov 23, 2012
6,037
2,274
As posted before, my RAM supplier for over 30 years now has been:


They are Mac specialists and their RAM carries a LifeTime guarantee. In all that time, I have never had a stock fail.

Lou
 
  • Like
Reactions: Krevnik and jazz1

jazz1

macrumors 68020
Aug 19, 2002
2,123
1,072
Mid-West USA
As posted before, my RAM supplier for over 30 years now has been:


They are Mac specialists and their RAM carries a LifeTime guarantee. In all that time, I have never had a stock fail.

Lou
I've checked out their site. I'm not seeing a 64GB option. So I've contacted them about the possibility of that size RAM at 1867 MGZ which would match my current 32GB RAM purchased in 2015 from OWC. Thanks for the tip!
 

AidenShaw

macrumors P6
Feb 8, 2003
18,626
4,628
The Peninsula
I wonder why? Are older models more difficult to find memory for?
Memory prices usually follow a high-low-high price cycle.

  • Initially high - when the new, faster, bigger or better technology is released
  • Then low - when it's mainstream and economies of scale factor in
  • Finally high - when a newer technology has become mainstream and economies of scale no longer apply
 

jazz1

macrumors 68020
Aug 19, 2002
2,123
1,072
Mid-West USA
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.