Should I buy this RAM?

suneohair

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I have the option of buying 2GB of RAM for the Mac Pro. I will probably be buying some different heatsinks from maxsinks as these have the little ones.

Anyhow, they are Micron sticks. The price would be $260. They are new and have a lifetime warranty

What do you think?

My alternative is to wait for prices to fall. I know this is a good deal, but I think I could deal with the stock 1GB for awhile.
 

dmw007

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suneohair said:
There is no link. It is from a friend who bought them thinking they would work for his computer.

Here are the model details.
http://www.micron.com/products/partdetail?part=MT18HTF12872FDY-667
They look to be the correct type of RAM suneohair, but that does not guarantee that they will work. Macs tend to be a bit finicky about what kind of RAM you use, so I find it best to go with RAM that is Apple certified (like RAM from www.datamem.com).


That said, $260 for 2GB of DDR2 FB is a very good deal. :)
 

suneohair

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trueheart78 said:
If you need it now and haven't got it yet, check out the thread 1 gig MacBook/Pro RAM $99 at BestBuy.com.

$100 for 1gb Corsair RAM, or $200 for 2 sticks. From Newegg, these look to work nearly 100% of the time with the macbooks.
THat doesnt help me. I have a Mac Pro. Not the same kind of memory.

I know the RAM will work with the Mac Pro, the whole finnicky thing I don't ascribe to. I have never had a problem on a Mac with any memory I have purchased. I think I will take the gamble on this. If it doesnt work it ill be going back to the seller.
 

suneohair

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I dont know now... I am going to want to put larger heatsinks on. Ones that are made for FBDIMMs.

Which will be around $100 for the two sticks. Effectively bringing my cost to about what it would cost elsewhere.

I could just not put the heatsinks on...but...

any thoughts on that?
 

dmw007

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suneohair said:
I dont know now... I am going to want to put larger heatsinks on. Ones that are made for FBDIMMs.

Which will be around $100 for the two sticks. Effectively bringing my cost to about what it would cost elsewhere.

I could just not put the heatsinks on...but...

any thoughts on that?

If you go with this RAM, definitely use the heatsinks- you don't want fried RAM suneohair.
 

suneohair

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dmw007 said:
If you go with this RAM, definitely use the heatsinks- you don't want fried RAM suneohair.
Well they have heatsinks on them. They are just the dinky ones. I though it would be best to get ones similar to the Apple stock ones.

I know there are people here who havent had any problems with the Crucial and Kingston ones with the smaller heatsinks. So I figured I could get away with it as well.
 

dmw007

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suneohair said:
Well they have heatsinks on them. They are just the dinky ones. I though it would be best to get ones similar to the Apple stock ones.

I think that would be the best move as well. I for one would not want to gamble on having my RAM overheat (not at that price anyway). :eek: :)
 

pianoman

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if you can assure yourself that they will work without any problems, i say go for it. but as previously stated, Macs are very particular about what RAM they accept. the price is definitely right, though.