8GB faster than 10GB?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by netdog, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I have 4 x 2GB pieces of qualified RAM coming from OWC and am wondering, would my computer be faster with just the OWC RAM or with the original 2 x 1GB Apple pieces installed as well?
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    Wont matter either way, as it'll still be running in Dual Channel mode.

    For instance, I have a Dell that has 1.5 GB of RAM, it came with 512MB in 2 256 MB modules, and I dropped in 2 512MB modules.

    It says its running in Dual Channel mode. So, it wouldn't matter if I pulled out the 512MB that originally shipped, as long as I don't go over the 1GB mark in usage, it'd be the same, no matter which way I did it.
  3. mrbc19 macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Can you explain that a little better? :confused:

    You're saying 8gb would have the same performance as 10gb? I don't see why it would be that way.
  4. MrPDaddyHimself macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2008
    I have 8GB coming as well from OWC and have to admit, I dont understand the mindset. I would assume that I could use 10 GB instead of just the 8GB and get the same speed while utilizing all RAM. I'll have a 3.2 with 4 1-TB drives.
  5. snagitseven macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Read this


    They provide speed tests with various configurations (scroll down the page). Their bottom line is the MP memory will be fastest if equal 4 or 8 modules are installed vs 2 or 6. Not sure if relative speed tests reflect the real world however.

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