RAM Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by petersonwork, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. petersonwork macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I just purchased a Mac Pro with 2gb of RAM and was wondering two main things:
    Where should I purchase from for best price as well as quality.
    And how can I get help on how to install it and is it easy enough to do personally or do I need to get a genius to do it.
    Thanks
    Looking to upgrade to 6gb
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Crucial or Newegg are favorites, and it is simple to do yoursef... :)
     
  3. petersonwork thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I also noticed that with it I got two 1GB sticks. Do I still need to keep with that or am i able to go to 2GB sticks.
    For Crucial how do I know if my Mac Pro is an 8core 5400 series?
     
  4. solidgoldmini macrumors regular

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    You can keep the 1 GBs you have and add to it.

    You may want to consider Other World Computing too. They have great prices and, at least in my state, I don't have to pay tax with them but with Crucial I do.

    5400 series are the newer (and current) Mac Pros, or 'Early 2008' as Apple calls them, that were released earlier this year. They take 800MHz RAM, if you see that on any memory stores.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Welcome to MR

    You'll find answers to this and many other commonly asked questions under the Guides tab at the top

    Guides : Hardware: MR Guide to Buying RAM


    In general, it's recommended to have a Search in the forums and.or a look at the Guides before posting a new question.
     
  6. petersonwork thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/64FB1MPK04GB/

    Good with those for my Mac Pro?
    2.8GHz two-quad core processors.
    That RAM meets apples specifications apparently....
    I also read that the memory needs like heat sink and all that is this memory perfect for me? Just insert in the mac properly and i will be set?
     

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