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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:33 AM   #1
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Mac Pro RAM upgrade

So, I just won a gift card from Best Buy and (thank the lawd) they sell Apple stuff.

I'm buying a Mac Pro and some extra RAM (the only one they offer is this configuration - 1GB of RAM, yuck).

Would buying two of these work? They seem to have the same specs as the Mac Pro ram.



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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #2
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I recommend getting the mac pro but get some crucial ram instead. That ram should work. http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820148046
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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #3
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Yeah, I really wish I could get some crucial ram -- that 4GB package is a great deal.

However, I have to buy it from Best Buy :-\
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Old October 20th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #4
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I see that Best Buy also sells Kingston. Try to get them ordering:

Kingston KTA-MP667AK2/2G This is a 2GB DIMM
or

Kingston KTA-MP667AK2/4G This is a 4GB DIMM

I'm also looking around to buy a Mac Pro, and there are several persons who told me that this is the memory that Apple uses in their Mac Pro.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #5
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Other world computing has Mac pro 4gb kits for under 240.00

thats 4 1 gb sticks for 239.00
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Old October 20th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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I'd be careful buying ram. The Mac Pros come in different flavors, dual and quad core, and require RAM with particular thermal ratings, if memory serves me correctly. Also, it's best to buy RAM that is "Apple Certified" to avoid any warrant issues.

Other World Computing and Crucial are well-respected purveyors of Mac Ram. You won't go wrong with them. Best Buy....not so sure!
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Old October 20th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #7
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I'd be careful buying ram. The Mac Pros come in different flavors, dual and quad core, and require RAM with particular thermal ratings, if memory serves me correctly. Also, it's best to buy RAM that is "Apple Certified" to avoid any warrant issues.

Other World Computing and Crucial are well-respected purveyors of Mac Ram. You won't go wrong with them. Best Buy....not so sure!
You deserve a pun of the month award with that!

I would agree with the crucial recommendations, I upgraded a friends MacBook Pro with crucial ram and it has been perfectly stable.

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Old October 20th, 2007, 12:53 PM   #8
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Yes, you are right!

The RAM that I was mentioning is for a dual quad core (eight core).
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Old October 20th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #9
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I'm buying a Mac Pro and some extra RAM
You may already be aware of this, but just to prevent any potential "why didn't anybody tell me this?" kind of cries, it is widely expected that Apple will offer updated Mac Pro computers soon after Intel rolls out their new Penryn processors in the second week of November.

I am not saying it is wrong to buy now - only you can decide that - but you may want to factor it into your decision.

A trusted place to buy memory for Apple computers is Other World Computing:
http://macsales.com/

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