10gb ram config for hex core, anyway to optimally place it?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Novablas, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Novablas macrumors member

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    Am I right in thinking that the two 4gb sticks should be in slots 1 and 2, and the 1 gb apple supplied sticks in 3 and 4?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't think it matters as you match 1-2 and 3-4.
     
  3. bzollinger macrumors 6502a

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    This is usually the way it works in the PC world. I'm going to be doing the same exact upgrade soon. I'll probably put the 2x4GB sticks in 3 & 4, run geekbench, then put them in 1 & 2, and run geekbench again. Then go from there.
     
  4. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

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    I put the the 4GB sticks in slots 3 and 4 and when I booted up the computer the RAM utility popped up and said that for optimal performance I need to put the 4GB sticks in slots 1 and 2 and 1GB sticks in slots 3 and 4. Hope this helps.
     

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