Help with memory setup

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Greenhoe, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Greenhoe macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to purchase 12 GB of Ram for my 2009 Octo Mac Pro. I've heard it is always better to go with 3 sticks of Ram rather than 4 with the 2009 Mac Pro, but is it better to go with 6 sticks rather than 3?

    What I'm looking to do is at 12 GB with either 4GB x 3 all on one side, or 2GB x 6 with 3 sticks on each side. I would prefer the 4GB sticks so I can upgrade later if needed to 24 GB.

    What I wanted to know is will I lose performance by only have 3 sticks of memory rather than 6 or does it not matter?
     
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

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    Nov 9, 2008
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    I'm pretty sure 6 will still keep the triple channel...it's just two triple channels.

    in any case, the performance benefit of triple channel is something like 2%, and hence not worth concerning yourself over. just buy whatever fits your needs and budget.
     

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