Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 6:53 AM (in response to Ramón G Castañeda)
The hatter suggests those Komputerbay ones often, adding that even in the 2008 that could take slightly faster ones, you get a 17 percent speed boost if all slots are filled.
You need them to say "Apple" somewhere in the listing, so that they will have the Apple-compatible temp sensors on board, and have those great hulking heatsinks on them. Without the proper temp sensor, the main fans will race all the time. "Flat" heatsinks are not adequate for FBDIMMs in the Mac Pro, as the airflow is "optimized" for low noise levels.
same vendor showed this in my viewing:
and it looks like the manufacturer is selling aginst the retailer as well:Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 6:57 AM (in response to Ramón G Castañeda)
I filled my 1,1 wtih the Kompu set so I know they are excellent and run much cooler which is great. I have been posting link to those for last year too.
You only need the link up to "/ref" and all that ref and beyond just remove. Those are your search and where you came from to the product.
If you want to use just 4 DIMMs, ideal, you pay extra but that also means you can go to more than 16GB (which I find is enough and got there in two upgrades, gradually).
There are better choices and prices now it seems than at any time previously.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:04 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Thank you, that helps.
All my RAM slots are filled now, but two of them have the 512MB stock modules and those two are the ones that I'd like to replace. The other six slots have 2GB sticks in them, so adding 2 x 2GB would bring me up to 16 Gb total. Adding 2 x 4GB will give me 20GB, and that is sweetly appealing.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:12 AM (in response to Ramón G Castañeda)
While at it, pick up if you have not already, one of the Samsumg 840 SSDs (or more!)
Nice for system. I'm going for a pair on Sonnet Tempo PCIe card that holds SSDs (but not bootable in our model) for photo editing workspace.
Even 500GB SSDs are looking tempting.
I bought Apple ATI 5770. Don't know what is next or if there will never be another card that works and is supported for us. I doubt AMD 7xxx ever will.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:19 AM (in response to The hatter)
Thank you, hatter. That almost clinches it. It actually does if I decide to go for just the 2 x 2 GB.
The 8GB (2 x 4GB) option also is very, very tempting, although that's from a different vendor, not the Kompubay guys.
Any thoughts on NEMIXRAM ? I like that they even specifically mention the 2006 MacPro:
8GB (2X4GB) NEMIX RAM Certified Memory for APPLE MAC PRO 2006-2007 1,1 2,1 MA356LL/A A1186 (DDR2 667MHz FBDIMM FULLY BUFFERED)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to The hatter)
The hatter wrote:
While at it, pick up if you have not already, one of the Samsumg 840 SSDs (or more!)…
That will have to wait a bit—fixed income and all that.
Thank you for the tip.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to Ramón G Castañeda)
Either is fine it looks like and I like the way Komputerbay packages theirs.
The SSD is $98 and a real nice boost - so if you go $32 vs $96 option you are part way there.
I try to have a slush fund for computer - and stay ahead for emergencies and 'wants.' But darn I do want!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to The hatter)
Well, I finally went with the 2 x 2 GB set from Komputerbay, an amazing deal at $28 shipped. That'll bring my Mac Pro1,1 up to 16 GB, which I agree is quite enough for Photoshop 13.0.5 and Adobe Bridge.
Seemed like the most sensible choice, especially in the light that I'll be keeping my instantly switchable (well maybe it takes two seconds, really) PPG G5 Quad that also has 16 GB of RAM and where I'll continue to run my various, older, 32-bit applications like Adobe Illustrator and Bridge (never fell for the phony Adobe suite scam), as well as all my other programs.
Thank you again, hatter and Grant.