The Mac Pro First Generation is an Intel Xeon-based workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc. The first generation model includes the machines from 2006 through 2008.

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Replacing the Ram on my Mac Pro

Okay so I just got a Mac Pro for free from my Uncle and Aunt as a Graduation Present. It came with 2 GB of RAM, because it's the older model.

I wanted to update it a little more because it is able to hold 32GB of RAM.

So I Just ordered 8 GB of RAM. 4 x 2GB Sticks.

I did some research on YouTube of People upgrading the RAM. Whenever they put in new RAM, there is some sort of cover that goes over it.

It looks like this from the side:

So I was wondering what that cover is, do I have to use it, and where can I get them?


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Those are clips to hold the heat sinks against the RAM chips... some RAM have them, apparently yours do not. If your machine starts to run hot that could be a good reason why.

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Well no, I'm asking because I ordered them from Amazon. So I think they're just going to come as the chips.


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