updated 05:50 pm EST, Mon January 21, 2008
Mac Pro memory upgrades
Trans International today announced that is is offering fully-buffered memory chips for Apple's quad-core and 8-core Mac Pro desktop workstations. The memory chips feature specially designed heat-sinks that conform to JADEC standards as well as Apple's Thermal, Mechanical, Electrical Design Specifications and guidelines. The memory chips come in 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB capacities and work with 2GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, and 3.2GHz Mac Pros. Prices range from $120 (2GB) to $2,800 (32GB).
Apple's 2.8GHz quad-core Mac Pro ships with 2GB of memory standard. The system features two riser cards with four memory sockets each, and memory must be added in pairs with one module per socket on each riser card to work properly. Each Mac Pro accepts up to 32GB of memory, and Trans International's chips comes with a lifetime warranty.
The company notes that to take full advantage of the 256-bit wide memory architecture, four or more memory modules should be installed.