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Actually, server RAM wouldn't work. Server RAM has additional features not used by non-server type motherboards/ logicboards.

ECC - Error Correction Code. It will detect errors and try to fix them but only if the motherboard supports ECC. Most desktop computers do not support ECC.
Buffered/ Unbuffered - Most desktop motherboards are unbuffered. The data is sent to any RAM module. If the motherboard supports buffered RAM, it will send the data to one DIMM (or more if needed) but it will make full use of that DIMM before it uses a second or third.
Non-server RAM is actually 29% faster because it doesn't use any of these features.
Mac Pro uses RD-SDRAM. Each DIMM has a built-in chip that monitors data and configures each DIMM for optimization of output.

ECC RAM might work in not supported board. Buffered RAM won't work in unsupported boards. Because server RAM has ECC and it's also buffered, it will only work on a server board.


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