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8.0GB OWC Memory Upgrade Kit

Matched pair, perfect for the Mac Pro 8-core / Quad-core Xeon systems!
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OWC Memory for Mac Pro Quad Xeon fully meets Apple's specifications with special attention to proper thermal specifications.
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Premium Quality Modules fully Mac Pro Qualified and backed by OWC Memory Lifetime Limited Warranty including Advanced Replacement Program.

These OWC memory modules fully meet/exceed Apple's Mac Pro Quad & 8-Core Xeon model memory specifications. Utilization of qualified Apple Mac Pro Heat-Spreaders, Apple Qualified IDT AMBs, and the best major brand memory components ensure maximum performance and trouble-free operation. Modules are fully tested prior to shipment.


Apple specifically designed the Mac Pro with more space between each slot to accommodate the Apple Proprietary Heat-Spreader for thermal requirements. Use of Apple's spreader solution and the highest grade, thermally tolerant components ensure that these Mac Pro Quad Xeon Memory Upgrade Kits will provide a lifetime of reliable and trouble-free operation.

Apple notes that using parts with a non-Apple standard heat-spreader and which only meet JEDEC standard specifications can result in higher fan speeds due to increased internal temperatures and system controlled reduction of memory performance to prevent thermal overload. OWC's testing has found that use of non Apple qualified spec modules leads to ECC errors and ultimate system lock ups as non-spec modules reach significantly higher temperatures.

Two well known memory manufacturers originally listed their own JEDEC standard modules as being Mac Pro compatible. Within days of doing so, each removed this compatibility support after reports and testing which made clear JEDEC standard modules were not reliable in the Mac Pro. It is very disappointing that many other memory providers continue to list and misrepresent such JEDEC modules (lacking the proper heat-spreader) as being correct for the Mac Pro.

The Apple Mac Pro is an amazing machine. Memory from OWC only makes it better!
This OWC Memory is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID or PC specs
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 19 out of 19 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: DeniseZ Location: Fort Collins, CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Reasonably priced, easy to install August 30, 2019 Needed more RAM for my graphics programs and upgrading to El Capitan on my old Early 2008 Mac Pro. Didn’t realize I had only 3GB RAM originally installed when I bought the machine. Perfect time to add a new hard drive and install more RAM! Easy to install. Love that the web site tells you what is compatible for each specific computer model.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 24.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (6x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: StratOcaster Location: Texas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good quality and reliable. October 31, 2018 I had the stock 4 X 1Gb sticks in my 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 for YEARS, no issues. Until last month. Then one of the DIMMs went wonky on me. No surges or dips, no recent moves, it just went south. The machine would try to boot, then conk out before login. Took me a while to diagnose the problem, since the old RAM passed the POST. It just wouldn't boot El Capitan, even though Mavericks would boot on another drive.

These 2 X 8Gb sticks looked OEM, had the heavy-duty heat sinks, and now the machine is fine again -- even snappier in responsiveness (which I guess is to be expected since it's using NO swap now).

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (2x 8GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: JohnK Location: Adelaide, South Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Our old Mc Pro has more RAM than ever ! October 21, 2018 Thank you very much OWC, we live in Australia and the RAM was received promptly after ordering it. We installed the new 8 GB modules and we now have 64 GB of RAM on our 2008 Mac Pro. Works like a treat. Thanks again.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 64.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (8x 8GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Betty Location: Nebraska Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very satisfied October 19, 2017 Ram goes in smoothly and shows up just as it should.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 32.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (4x 8GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: AMHK Location: HKSAR
Rating: 5/5 Quick & sure solution for failed memory June 30, 2017 Recently 24/32 GB of my MacPro 3,1 failed. I immediately ordered a full set of 32GB memory and MacScale promptly delivered the new functional memory to me and relieve my worry that the remaining 8GB may die any time making my workhorse Mac down completely. My Mac is now running fine and speed resumed.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 32.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (8x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: sidewalkskeptic
Rating: 5/5 Worked perfectly November 30, 2016 Went right in no problems and mow I have more memory on my old MAC !

This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (4x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: SAHDIGITAL Location: HANTSPORT CANADA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The Only Memory we trust in our Macs August 22, 2016 The Only Memory we trust in our Macs. Perfect Match!

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Reviewer: Chip Location: San Diego Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Mac Pro 2008 new life August 14, 2016 Now that it's running El Capitan, my 2008 (version 3,1) Mac Pro was barely working, but after doubling the memory (to 8 GB from 4 GB) it's a new machine again.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Cheapest, easiest upgrade possible. June 14, 2016 Absolutely the best investment you can make for a slow computer is a memory upgrade. It can seem scary, but MacSales and Apple make it easy. First, Apple KNEW you'd want to do it. So they put the memory slots on nice slide-out boards which are easy to access. Second, MacSales provides easy access to the information on what your particular model needs. All you need supply is a tiny bit of time, and a little courage (Yes, the inside of your magic machine can be scary.) Seriously, this is a blue chip investment in your computer.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best memory for my Mac March 15, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Maryland Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid RAM Upgrades December 28, 2015 I wouldn't go anywhere else.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (2x 8GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Overland Park, KS Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Should have purchased the full 32GB November 27, 2015 My MacPro (Early 2008) had 4x2GB modules giving me 8GB. I was running out of memory for some of my music apps. I had read about heating and fan issues with a fully loaded MP as old as mine. So I opted for upgrading with 4x4GB FD-DIMMS figuring I could always get rid of the older 8GB I had. I now have 24GB and I haven't noticed any thermal changes at all with my system. I'm sure it runs a little hotter, but I haven't noticed fans kicking in. The setup really rocks now should extend the life of my MP another couple of years. Having the extra 16GB now allows me to load a huge amount of samples into RAM. I had to really go out of my way to start swapping to HD with 24GB. That being said I will probably get rid of the 4x2GB modules at some point and put in a full 32GB seeing that heat isn't going going to be an issue. (MacPro Early 2008 MacPro3,1, 2x2.8GHz Quad-Core Xeon, 24GB 800MHz FB-DIMM, 512GB PCI SSD, 4x3TB 7200RPM WD3000)

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (4x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Gaston, Oregon Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 I am sure they are good... July 18, 2015 However I never got to use them. My computer fried before they were put to use. I now have a computer that does not use these Sticks. So much for saving a dollar. I ate that mess. But sticks are still brand new. And good!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Memory June 15, 2015 Everything worked GREAT!!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 works great May 29, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Norway Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Execelent, very good product and support April 23, 2015 I can recomend your products from others buyers, very good support also. Can absolute recomend to buy from OWC

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Francisco Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 No problem so far April 13, 2015 All seems to be working. Purchased over a year ago.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nova Scotia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 great product February 19, 2015 My original shipment was 'lost' in the mail - thanks CanadaPost :-( - but OWC was extremely helpfull in getting me a replacement

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Finland
Rating: 5/5 works great with early 2008 Mac Pro December 22, 2014 Some of my memory brokedown, so i had to find new memory.. this packed was on good price, so i got to have one.. I got much more power for my old computer.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Works perfectly, not inexpensive December 15, 2014 I have been an OWC customer for a long time, and rely on the quality of OWC products. These memory modules cost about double what similar ones cost on Amazon, but I know if there is a problem, OWC will stand behind them.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (4x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tucson, AZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 On time delivery and works nicely September 25, 2014 I received my order on time (actually a bit faster than predicted), put it into my Mac Pro, and it worked perfectly.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Birmingham, AL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade for my MacPro August 16, 2014 This has been a great addition to my MacPro.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Jeremy70 Location: Mexico Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 great option August 13, 2014 this upgrade is a great option for Mac Pro. For news OS X versions is necessary more ram.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (4x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Michigan Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Great August 13, 2014 I had been meaning to upgrade my RAM for years. I wish I hadn't waited so long – although the prices I'm sure are better now than they would have been a few years back. Now my Old MacPro hums along the way it always should have. I've also purchased a number of OWC drives over the last 20 years and they all keep churning along. I'm a devoted OWC shopper.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (4x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Folsom, Louisiana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 I am very pleased with this product and service. August 1, 2014 This ram is an excellent product and more importantly the service provided by OWC. I highly recommend using the live chat service if you have any questions before ordering.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Portland Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Memory upgrade June 8, 2014 I recently completed my transition to the max 32GB ram on my Mac with more of the "OWC Matched Set (4GB x 2) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules". The price had dropped a little since my original purchase. I am really pleased with my transactions with OWC. The orders have been handled and shipped quickly and efficiently. All of my old NON-OWC ram failed, fortunately not all at the same time, but the the original first 1GB upgrades of OWC have been completely reliable. I will continue to source and recommend OWC to all my Mac friends.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Renton, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to Do May 30, 2014 Really easy to find the right memory, the right size and it was shipped quickly and well packed. Very pleased with the purchase. Will buy again soon.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 16.0GB Mac Pro Memory Matched Pair (4x 4GB) PC6400 DDR2 ECC 800MHz 240 Pin FB-DIMM Modules.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Mexico Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 It works!!! May 2, 2014 Well it really works on my Mac Pro 2008, even though the documentation says that the maximum size for each DIMM must have to be 8 GB.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ontario, Canads Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Nice boost to the system but OWC's after Sales care Rocks! December 29, 2013 What impressed me just as much as the added processing speed I now have after adding 8 GB of RAM is the after market technical help at OWC. I was forced to call tech support as the configurations I tried from watching all available videos were just not allowing the RAM to show up as being present. The tech rep was patient, knowledgeable and stayed on the phone with me until the task was complete and he was satisfied that I was up and running as I should be.Apparently the 2008 Mac Pro has idiosyncrasies in the way the memory is accepted in the 2 tiers. Make sure you check with a tech when you purchase so they can send you a schematic for the proper installation which will vary as you mix and match chip sets and sizes of chips. Regardless, the professional, friendly tech support just further reminded me of why I prefer OWC for my Mac needs. Another satisfying experience from OWC! Thanks!

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Reviewer: kallim123 Location: Arnessysla, Iceland Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Great May 15, 2013 Excellent. As Usual The Item purchased from OWC came as expected, Well packed and Works Perfect after installing. Thanks a Lot OWC Team. Regards from Iceland

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Schererville, IN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 OWC is a TRUSTWORTHY and RELIABLE Reseller! December 20, 2012 —You may save a few bucks buying from Silicon Valley,… but, I've NEVER gotten any ‘BUM CHIPS’ from these guys--their Lifetime Warranty is Platinum-Gold! —I use a Mac Pro, which distributes heat very efficiently; but, unless you work in an air conditioned environment, there's NO need to let these modules go over 145º. A Temperature Monitor and Fan Control software are a VERY WISE complement and popularly recommended to prevent overheating and extend the duty cycle of these sticks, especially on hot summer days without your air on. These modules are STURDY--but what's the sense in ‘melting’ GOOD silicon--unless… you're a GLASS-BLOWER! (-:

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Reviewer: ChuckS Location: Keller, Tx Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 mac pro memory upgrade September 21, 2012 Installed the macpro memory without difficulty. You need to install it in pairs as specified in the apple and OWC websites. I installed the largest sticks in the A1,2 slots and the remaining 4 x 1GB sticks were moved to A 3,4 and B 1,2 slots. No problem for the MacPro to recognize the memory.

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Reviewer: Jeremy70 Location: Mexico Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 excellent for mac pro. May 3, 2012 my mac pro is now very fast with 8gb additional memory. installation is very easy.

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Reviewer: oogieboogie Location: Gold Coast, Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Response to a Problem August 9, 2011 I bought 16GB RAM in 4x4GB modules in matched pairs. After about 30 days one pair failed and I requested a return The response was immediate. I returned the faulty 2 modules and within a few days I have notification of them being replaced I am in Australia and you couldn't ask for better service than that Thank you OWC I have dealt with you for about 5 years now and this is why.

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