Selecting RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mac In School, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Looking at this RAM from NewEgg for my (previous gen) mac pro.

    All this stuff matches what came with my machine:

    • 240-Pin
    • DDR2 SDRAM
    • DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)

    That's pretty much all I need to know, right? If that stuff all matches what's in there now, it should work?
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Hmm... Don't you need to know is it Buffered or Un-Buffered?
     
  3. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good question. I don't know. That's why I'm asking here.

    How does one tell?

    Maybe I should have just asked one of those "will this work with my..." questions instead of trying to understand all of this. :)
     
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I always goto crucial to check. Usually when i enter the model and system info and click search or in this case "find it" it'll give you a detail break down of the type of RAM you'll need.

    I can tell you, IF it's a 2008 MacPro 5400 Series, then you'll need Fully Buffered ECC memory modules.... However, if it's the other one, then I can't help you - Sorry!
     
  5. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Seems like its more compatible with the Powermac g5's than macpro.

    doesnt appear that is is buffered at all. from the specifications
    and there are no included/apple supported heatsinks ...


    try these, better values and deals:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...53340551+1327823907&name=240-Pin+DDR2+FB-DIMM

    most have the heatsinks and are ECC Fully Buffered memory


    I recently got these for my macpro 2.66:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208200

    (if you get that, make your sure you get 2 for matching pairs)
     

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