Ram for 2008 Mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macpropro80, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    I would like to get 4 more gigs of ram for my 2008 mac pro. I don't want to spend the money on apple ram so I have a few questions about 3rd party ram.

    1) is third party ram safe to use?
    2) are there any downsides to third party ram?
    3) wheres the best place to get third party ram?
    4) whats the best third party ram brand?

    I have 4 gig in my 2008 Mac pro currently. (All apple ram) So I want to get 4 more 1 gig sticks. Will third party ram conflict with my apple brand ram?

    Thanks.

    I plan on using the money I save by buying third party ram to buy an ATI 4870 and a 1TB hard drive.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. Of course.
    2. Price. It's hundreds of dollars cheaper! Oh, downsides?
    3. OWC.
    4. Anything from OWC.

    You really don't want more 1GB sticks, man. 2GB sticks are stupidly cheap now.
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    They have my vote...
     
  5. osin macrumors 6502

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  7. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    On #3 and #4 is doesn't matter at all. Shop for spec vs. price and consider everyone. The "shopping" centers at google, yahoo, and others are great for this. First you compile the specs you need then search for the products that meet your criteria. Pick the lowest price for that item and order. Couldn't be any easier.
     
  8. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    MacPro early 2008 got 10GB of memory from OWC.

    Very happy with it.
     
  9. poobah macrumors member

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    My '08 Mac Pro orginally came with 2GB of ram from Apple
    Added 2GB more from OWC (4 x 1GB total)
    Works like a champ.
     

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