Mac Pro Ram on Newegg...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by digitaldrip, Jan 5, 2008.

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    Those aren't FB-DIMMs, which is what the Mac Pro needs.
     
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    I try to wrap my head around what is the best option RAM set-up for my Mac Pro, but if someone could offer me some advice it would be much appreciated. I have 4X512mb in my Mac Pro right now. If I buy 2X2gb of RAM (bringing it to 6GB total), what order should I place them in the two different risers? A1&2, B1&2, A3&4, B3&4.


    The Crucial Memory sticks seem to get good reviews on New Egg.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148046

    ...this is the link to the 2X1GB modules, awaiting some reviews for the 2GB's....
     
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    Here's a Mac Pro Memory Layout Diagram:
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    I recently ordered some OWC apple qualified Mac Pro ram from macsales.com and the heatsinks looked identical to the stock Apple ram, which was not always the case.
     
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    this chart is awesome! thank you. just curious though, from left to right, did you organize the configurations based on best performance? I found my would-be configuration at 6C, is 6A's layout more efficient?
     
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    I didn't make the chart, but yes the most optimal configurations are on the left.
    According to Anantech, "For the most part, there's no benefit to having all four channels populated, but in some rare cases the performance boost can be tremendous."
     

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