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Memory Prices Stabilize for Mac Pro

For the Mac Pro, see Why I Always Have At Least 24GB memory. Any Mac Pro user with less than 24GB should see whether there is enough memory.

Especially if you’re getting a 6-core Mac Pro, the 24GB kit is a no-brainer.

Apple garners fantastic margins on their memory prices, see my Jan 28 entry. So get the minimum from Apple, and save a bundle with OWC memory.

Click the graphs to see current memory prices.

Mac Pro memory prices for 24GB 1333MHz kit through September 9, 2011
Mac Pro memory prices for 24GB 1333MHz kit through September 9, 2011

Many users can still do just fine with 12GB. Note that the 6-core model needs the 1333 MHz kit, but it’s only a few dollars more expensive than 1066 so just always get 1333 MHz memory for all models.

Mac Pro memory prices for 12GB 1066MHz kit through September 9, 2011
Mac Pro memory prices for 12GB 1066MHz kit through September 9, 2011

Yes, you can put 48GB into a 4/6-core Mac Pro as 3 X 16GB modules. The 8/12-core models can take 48GB as 6 X 8GB or 96GB as 6 X 16GB.

Mac Pro memory prices for 48GB 1333MHz kit (3 X 16GB) through September 9, 2011
Mac Pro memory prices for 48GB 1333MHz kit (3 X 16GB) through September 9, 2011
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