Install Add-Ons before or after first setup?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 3587, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    My 2009 mac pro Quad-Core 2.66GHz is arriving today... Along with an extra superdrive, RAM, PCI USB card, and two hard drives from OWC... Should I install all of that before or after the initial startup process of the Mac?
     
  2. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely before, imho...
    Let everything marry-up and talk to each other, from the start, I'd say.

    imho...
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    no no no. after. You want to make sure that the equipment works before fiddling with it.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Exactly. You want to make sure unmodified purchase is working first.
     
  5. wpc33 macrumors 6502

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    This.

    The only benefit I could conceive of, adding parts before setup, could be the GPU.
     
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yeah, need to make sure she works okay first.
     
  7. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    Oh come on guys, all the parts and the machine would have been tested individually and together, it's going to work.

    Just get the new stuff in there and turn the bitch on ;)
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Never had a faulty item delivered? I'd be very surprised. These items can travel for quite a while before arriving on your door step, no harm in switching it on for 10 mins and checking before loading it up.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Absolutely after. Absolutely after. Absolutely after.

    If you wind up having a lemonized part from Apple, you'll never know until you take out everything you put in.
     

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