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Mac Pro - How to check if RAM is thermally OK?

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I've read about some RAM modules not adhering to Apple's standards as far as heat dissipation. Where can I get a RAM stress test to see if my RAM modules generate ECC errors?
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If the memory upgrade you purchased doesn't have larger heatsinks like the ones your Mac Pro originally came with, they will eventually overheat and have problems. A lot of FB-DIMM memory sold only has a thin layer of metal because most servers/workstations that use FB-DIMM have special cooling for the memory alone. The Mac Pro doesn't have any special cooling setup for the memory, so the modules need larger heatsinks to dissipate the heat.

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Buy a kit from Crucial as they have the correct heatsink on their modules. They use "Apple approve heat spreaders".
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That's what I have, just need to open the box to make sure it's fine, but I'm sure it is.
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There is an app called temperature monitor.
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