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

    Dec 27, 2006
    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

    Dec 19, 2006
    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

    Dec 27, 2006

    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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