Mac Pro 2012 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by uplift123, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. uplift123 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I'd appreciate your advice:

    I have a Mac Pro 2012 Quad Core 3.2GHz w/ 3x 4GB 1033Mhz RAM. A 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s HDD and a Samsung 850 EVO SSD.

    The SSD is the boot disc running OSX Yosemite 10.2.

    I have samples and audio running off both discs. I know this isn't ideal - you should run applications, audio and samples off three separate discs. This is something I will address: I'm thinking of getting a Hybrid Hard drive to run Samples off. Then I will run audio from my HDD and applications from SSD.

    I'm a Producer running Logic X, with Quad UAD-2 and Apogee Ensemble.

    I frequently have the CPU in Logic Pro X in the red, even maxing out to CPU Overload in big projects with Omnisphere, Absynth etc - also giving me big latency issues.

    What is the best I can do to upgrade my system? : RAM? CPU? Faster HDD/SSD?

    Or is it worth saving my bucks for the new Mac Pro, considering the lack of thunderbolt connectivity?

    I'd really appreciate your advice.

    Kind regards,

    Alex
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

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    Hong Kong
    #2
    I know nothing about audio editing. However, it seems upgrade to W3680 and 3x8G RAM will help. The cost of this is relatively low (especially compare to buy a nMP), IMO it's worth to try. (If you willing to pay a bit more, you may even consider the W3690.)
     

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