Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to Elle989)
I want to purchase certified memory for my good old dependable 2006 Mac Pro Dual-Core Intel Xeon, it needs: DDR2 667Mhz FB-DIMM PC2-5300 (not available from Apple now)... Or can someone suggest other brands...
I'd suggest taking a look here: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory#667-memory. I used 16GB of their RAM in my Mac Pro 1,1 for years without difficulty. Their prices are good and they stand behind what they sell. I think you'd be better off not mixing the DIMM sizes.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 10:51 AM (in response to Elle989)
I bought 2x2GB kit for less than OWC, and these are top tier memoryHow To Install and Remove Memory Mac Pro2x2GB FBDIMM DDR2 667MHz @ $39
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to The hatter)
Yes, that looks like the right type to get. See this page, which shows the kind NOT to get (bad heat spreaders). And I have seen a lot of these bad ones on the market, too: http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Framework.cfm?page=Tips/fbdimms/fbdimms.html
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to Elle989)
I needed more, tried those, bought more <g> and others have as well.
The first ones to fail after 2-3 yrs were of course the OEM sets.
800MHz are harder to find and 2x4GB kits are just, well have seen Crucial asking $300.
For that much money you can buy 4x8GB DDR3 for a 2010/2009 model.