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    FatherTime's Avatar
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    Non ECC RAM for Mac Pro Nehalem?
    I want to try Non ECC ram in my Mac Pro 2009 2.66 Quad. I can buy 4 8GIG sticks at Micro Center for less than $100. The ECC type if it can be had in this size is close to $400.00. Can some one tell me a draw back to using the non ECC RAM?

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    pigoo3's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Quote Originally Posted by FatherTime View Post
    Can some one tell me a draw back to using the non ECC RAM?
    I'm sure you have heard the term…"If it sounds too good to be true…it probably is." If you can buy 32gig (of probably the wrong ram) for less than $100 for your Mac Pro (and OWC sells 32gig of the correct ram for $269)…don't you think everyone would do what you're thinking of doing??

    Basically the ram probably won't work…then you will have to make another trip to Micro Center to return the ram!

    But hey…give it a shot…and let us know how it turns out.

    - Nick

    p.s. OWC link:
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Can some one tell me a draw back to using the non ECC RAM?
    Yeah, it probably won't work. We've already had folks try to use non ECC ram in their Mac Pro and wound up returning it for the correct modules. Good advice from Nick.

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