how much performance would I used with 8gb of ram

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CSHawkeye81, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. CSHawkeye81 macrumors member

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    I just got a mac pro 2.66ghz machine and it has 3x2gb DDR3. I am thinking of putting another 2gb DDR3 stick into the machine, but that will change the setup from tri channel to dual channel memory. How much of a performance hit would I take???
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Negligible. If would gain more from having more RAM.
     
  3. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    It depends on your type of work you do on your Mac. If you do heavy video editing, 3D work that might make a huge difference. For Graphic design, difference is not so great; at least on my end.
     

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