Looking to upgrade memory

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ravich, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    I will of course be doing it through OWC http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory#1066-memory


    My mac pro still has the default RAM of 6x1GB, and I'm wondering what I need to know about upgrading. Could I, say, just buy two 4GB sticks and pop them into the empty slots and be done with it or do I need to keep something in mind that I'm not aware of? I know 2009 MPs benefit from using only 3 of the slots on each processor but everyone tells me it's negligible.
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/85MP3W4M08GK/

    cost 128 put them in your blank slots and you will have 14gb ram
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    There is a performance gain from a technical standpoint for using a triple channel configuration, but very little software can actually utilize it = performance gain not seen if it's used (i.e. creative software, such as audio/video applications do not). So capacity is all that usually needs to be dealt with.

    So most would only be able to see the difference with benchmarking software, not what they use on a daily basis (work or play).
     

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