Few HW questions regarding power and RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by comatory, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. comatory macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    1. I will have a Mac Pro 2009 that will be from UK which uses different power cord/sockets. From what I know PSUs in these computers should be compatible worldwide. Now I need compatible power cord with correct plug. A reseller told me that any standard CEE 7/7 cord would do. Just want to check with you if it's right.

    2. I might be upgrading RAM. Mac Pro shouldn't have problem running higher-clocked RAM right? I'm thinking of putting 1333Mhz certified ram for Mac Pro 2010 into the 2009 model. The reason is that 2010 16GB is cheaper than 2009 and I'd like it buy in one stick.
    Quad 2009 can take up to 48GB right? Also, I might be swapping to 3.33 Hex's and flashing the firmware to 2010, that should enable higher clock for this RAM, am I right?
    Is it ok if the RAM will be mixed clockspeed-wise? Let's say I will have 1x16GB 1333Mhz chip and three 2GB 1066Mhz chips.

    3. This is more software oriented. I plan on running 10.8 on the machine. Just looking at GPU upgrades (I will have ATI with the machine) for the future.. I use Adobe CS5 and I'd like to use CUDA support. What are my options? I don't want anything high-end, more like mid-range card for nice price with the support.

  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    1. Wikipedia my friend.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CEE_7/7

    2. You can also flash a 2009 with the 2010 firmware so that your 2009 looks like a 2010. Then you could take full advantage of the RAM speed (use the search function here).

    3. You can use any Nvidia card from the 9000 series to newer, as long as you don't mind not seeing the initial gray boot screens. Search here for how to and where to get the drivers....
  3. comatory, Oct 10, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012

    comatory thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    2. OK but if I put 2010 RAM into 2009 machine that is not flashed then it'll work right? If i were to flash it,would it work with original CPU? (2.93 quad)

    3. Kinda hard to find 9000 series locally. Would gtx560 Or gtx670 work?

    I'm thinking of using non ECC ram. Would that be a risk? Is it as easy as picking it up at the right clock speed (1333) and type (DDR3)?

    I tries using search function but havent found what I needed. Maybe someone can point me to an old thread.
  4. fuzzypickle macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2012
    2. Flashing it won't require swapping CPU's.

    3. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1440150

    4. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=15938182&highlight=ecc#post15938182

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