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Mac Pro 48GB Memory Kit Now Under $1000

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.

48GB for under $1000

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 October 3, 2011

24GB sweet spot for most users

Still a great choice for most users, 24GB (or 32GB if really needed) if very cost effective.

Mac Pro memory prices for 24GB 1333MHz kit through September 9, 2011
Mac Pro memory prices for 24GB 1333MHz kit through October 3, 2011

12GB for some users

Many users can do fine with 12GB, though with Lightroom 3 and Photoshop, this can quickly be scarfed up.

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 October 3, 2011

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