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I am going to be upgrading the memory on my Mac Pro deskrop. It's a 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon MacPro 1.1 that only has 2GB of memory and I'd like to install 2 or 4GB more. Apple Memory is so expensive. Does anybody know any other brand alternatives that are still good quality? Any good how to video's and posts? I'm going to be installing it myself. Thanks!
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Apple memory is generally just Samsung, or whomever is supplying their specs at the best contract price at the time. If you look at it, it won't be branded as 'Apple'. Generally I prefer Crucial, but I've just had good experiences with them. The procedure's documented in your manual, the Mac Pro should be a breeze from my cursory looks at it's case.

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Anything from OWC ~ MacSales i would recommend. Follow the prompts on the page i linked you too and it will show all available RAM for your machine. And OWC test all there hardware.
I live in Aust and couldnt be happier with the way OWC work.

Youtube your MacPro memory Upgrade and there is a plethora of DIY videos

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And another Aussie happy with OWC service. They have an effective lifetime guarantee on their memory. Had a pair of matched 2GB modules fail, arrived here air mail postage paid, all free of charge, within ten days.

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