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Mac Pro - Installing own memory when buying a new Mac Pro

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Hiya. I am very keen to buy a Mac Pro. I am not so keen spending 960 GBP upgrading from 2GB to 8GB memory ("800MHz DDR2 fully buffered ECC memory").

Could I just request the 'standard' 2GB when buying the Mac Pro then purchase the extra 6Gb myself for a much cheaper solution? If so:

1. What web sites (UK) can you recommend for memory?
2. Is it an easy install process?
3. Are there any gotchas doing this?

Thanks, Cam
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Yes, it's very easy. Just like installing ram on a windows machine, pop it in and go. Refer to your manual to know what slots to install in. I bought from and left a review (as Geruvah) here:

If I remember correctly, their memory has a lifetime warranty and the heat sinks are ok-ed by Apple.

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