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    Mac Pro 5.1 Ram Upgrade Question
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    Mac Pro 5.1 Ram Upgrade Question
    hi guys


    is there any specific ram for the Mac Pro 5.1 ?


    ive upgraded the CPU to an x5680 yesterday and it went all well.

    ive got 16GB ram in there at the moment but was thinking to go up to 32GB

    ive got an NVME boot drive but am also considering getting a bigger one of them as 250GB isn't much in todays world.

    so my question is what DDR3 ram can I use ?

    does it need to be ECC Ram ?

    im on osx 10.13.6 haven't gone Mojave due to it not supporting my current GPU the GTX960 4GB or better still there are no native drivers for that card although if I try to upgrade to Mojave it see's the GPU as capable and does the upgrade but obviously I have no video after its done.

    thanks for any advice

    Jason
    Mac Pro 4,1 Upgraded To 5,1
    32GB Ram
    Mac OSX 10.14.5
    512GB NVME 2TB 2TB 2TB HDD

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    Mac Pro 5.1 Ram Upgrade Question
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    I'm sure someone in the UK can better recommend where to buy memory. Here in the US we usually recommend either OWC or Crucial.

    And yes, the memory has to be ECC.

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    Mac Pro 5.1 Ram Upgrade Question
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    hi chscag


    and thanks for the reply im not so worried about where to get the ram as the Bay is cheap for it in that sense,


    it was more the type and speed of the ram I had in mind but ECC ram is a good option as its much cheaper to buy,


    but what speed would you recommend ?

    thanks
    Mac Pro 4,1 Upgraded To 5,1
    32GB Ram
    Mac OSX 10.14.5
    512GB NVME 2TB 2TB 2TB HDD

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    Mac Pro 5.1 Ram Upgrade Question
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    It will take DDR3 1333MHz ECC..
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    Mac Pro 5.1 Ram Upgrade Question
    jasongoldworthy's Avatar
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    thanks JohnCL

    thats the info I was after

    cheers

    Jason
    Mac Pro 4,1 Upgraded To 5,1
    32GB Ram
    Mac OSX 10.14.5
    512GB NVME 2TB 2TB 2TB HDD

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