8 GB Ramm 4x 750 GB HD Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Digital Dunes, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Digital Dunes macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm getting ready to purchase a mac pro. It will be configured as follows:
    2x 3.0 GHz Dual Core
    2x 16x Super Drives
    1 750 GB Hard Drive
    2 GB Ram (4x512 MB)

    I intend to upgrade the three extra HD Bays with Seagate 750 GB SATA II Drives and will be adding 8 GB Ram (4x2 GB).

    My questions are:
    Has anyone had any experience with the Seagates and this setup?

    Will I then have 10 GB Ram? and in what order should the 8 chips go into the slots? ie: slots 1-4 with the 2 GB chips and 5-8 with the 512 MB chips or should it be 1,2,5, & 6 with the 2 GB chips and 3,4,7, & 8 with the 512 MB chips?
     
  2. Chanabra macrumors member

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    Dec 19, 2006
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    Why are you getting such a beastly computer if you know nothing about it ?

    RAM Order doesn't matter.
    Seagate is a great company.
     
  3. Digital Dunes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    I know quite a bit about it. On various speed tests, order did matter! as well as how the operating system handles the full 0-255 color range using the first 4 slots independent of the second four slots. One HD is for the OSX and meaningless files, the second is for PS scratch disk. 3 is for Pro Photo File Saving and 4 is a mirror Back-up.
     

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