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Corsair Announces High-Density Memory Line for Mac Pro Desktop Systems

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    Corsair, a worldwide leader in enthusiast computer and flash memory products, announced today the launch of their new Corsair high-density Memory Line for Mac Pro desktop systems. Made especially for the high performance demands of the Mac market, the new Corsair Mac Pro Memory Kits are fully buffered 667MHz solutions, available immediately in 2GB (2 x 1GB modules) and 4GB (2 x 2GB modules) DIMM kits.

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    Mac Pro Memory is 100% Apple Compatible – Lifetime Warranty
    The Corsair Mac Pro memory modules are qualified at the Apple Test Labs in California and are 100% compatibility guaranteed with a lifetime warranty. “We are excited to extend our Corsair memory solutions to support the high performance Mac Pro Desktop Systems,” said John Beekley, VP of Applications at Corsair. “These modules offer end users the ability to greatly maximize the amount of memory in their Mac Pro,” added Beekley.

    Corsair Fully Buffered Mac Pro memory modules are immediately available:

    VSA2GBFBKIT667D2 - 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB modules): $165 USD MSRP

    VSA4GBKITFB667D2 - 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB modules): $225 USD MSRP

    Corsair Mac Laptop Memory Line
    In addition to the new Corsair Mac Pro desktop line of memory products, Corsair also recently launched the first high performance memory modules made especially for Mac laptops. The new Corsair memory modules are the industry’s first low latency modules specifically tuned for the new Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop computers.

    Pricing & Availability
    The new Corsair Memory Line for the Mac Pro is immediately available through Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers world-wide priced at $165 for the 2GB kit and $225 for the 4GB kit. Corsair memory products are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Technical Service Xpress is also available.

    Source: Corsair
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  2. Dangle New Member

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    Since when was DDR2 667 high performance?
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    Since it's a Mac memory. ;)
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    Doesn't regular PC5400 DDR memory sticks for PCs work with MACs? so whats so special about these sticks?
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    lol.
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    Mac Pro uses FB-DIMM ECC memory, there's no way to use regular DDR2 sticks.
    Darren says thanks.
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    Early G4s had SD RAM.
    Mirror-Drive Door G4s used PC2700 DDR.
    G5s used PC3200 DDR, except for dual-core G5s which used PC5300 DDR2. They could support either ECC or Non-ECC.
    These all used just regular old PC RAM (although the G4s and anything before that couldn't use high-density DIMMs, but many PC chipsets couldn't either).

    Mac Pros are based around server and workstation hardware, they don't just use DDR2. They currently run on the Intel 5400 chipset, which requires DDR2 FB-DIMM, AFAIK, and that's what these are. This is basically DDR2 with ECC, and running through a serial bus, rather than the parallel our PCs use. So it isn't regular to see people using FB-DIMMs for desktops, but it's not exactly proprietary RAM. The different bus, and the ECC makes them "special", kinda.

    Also, Corsair a little behind the times, the original 2006 model Mac Pro ran with 667MHz DDR2 FB-DIMMs, the 2008 model runs only with 800MHz stuff. Corsair needs to speed up a bit.
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    Err, he means FB-Dimms, not memory type, as in DDR800 FB Dimms.

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