Mac Pro 2010 6 or 12 core memory configuration

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by toddbe, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. toddbe macrumors member

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    I plan on buying third party ram for the new Mac Pro. I want to have a minimum of 12GB of ram, possibly up to 24GB. How would you configure it, and is the sweet spot 12, 18, or 24, and not 16?

    6 core:




    12 core:


    Thanks,
    Todd
     
  2. thagomizer macrumors 6502

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    Sweet spot for the 6 core is 3 DIMMs; for the 12 core, 6 DIMMs. Best performance/price comes with using 4GB DIMMs.

    I've looked around and I have only found one manufacturer making 4GB 1333MHz ECC unbuffered DIMMs with a thermal sensor: Kingston. Here's the item:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139077

    We won't know for sure until the new Mac Pro is released and some vendor qualifies the product.
     
  3. cutterman macrumors regular

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    Crucial.com is listing 1333 ECC unbuffered DIMMs compatible with the upcoming hex core systems
     
  4. thagomizer macrumors 6502

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    So they are... they don't say whether these have the thermal sensor, but at least they do mention the 2010 Macs on their site.
     
  5. strausd macrumors 68030

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    OWC should have the 1333 MHz RAM up by the 10th. They were up a day after the iMacs came out so my guess is it will be the same with the Mac Pro.
     

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