Thursday, August 9, 2007
Upgrading a Mac Pro's memory
This is another one of those "Dear Lazyweb" posts. I'm still thinking about buying a Mac Pro. I think the word "reams" in the following sentence is fairly uncontroversial: Apple reams its customers on RAM. (Apologists note: I know it's cutting edge RAM. I know it has special heat sinks. It's still expensive.) Is it feasible (in Australia) to buy a Mac Pro with the base 1G of RAM, then buy 4G or 8G of third party RAM from, say, Kingston who seem to have a product specifically for the Mac Pro? Can I open a Mac Pro with tools available in this galaxy? Would I be asking for trouble if I made a warranty claim (extended or otherwise) and send in my Mac Pro containing non-Apple-sourced RAM?