Mac pro 3,1 ram installation guide

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  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all
    I currently have factory apple 2gb(2x1gb) installed.
    Im short on cash but I can buy another 2gb(2x1gb) similar apple ram for cheap
    Also I can buy 4gb (2x2gb) ram from tigerdirect

    this is what my ram slots look like.
    Am I able to fit all the ram without any issues if so could some guide me.This is my first mac pro so dont want to damage anything.

    thanks
     

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  2. NoManIsland macrumors regular

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    RAM in quad sets is best for the 2008 MP, so I'd actually suggest the two 1 GB chips, to give you a set of four. That's what I did in my 2.8 Ghz 8-core.
     
  3. cpnotebook80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks!

    So i can skip the 2x2gb from tigerdirect, unless I get 2 of them to make 12gb
     
  4. NoManIsland macrumors regular

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    Yes, the best solution for a tight budget is to match the 1GB sticks with two more to make a quad, then create a second set of four with 1GB, 2GB etc sticks as budget allows.
     
  5. cpnotebook80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So i installed the new 8gb ram and left the 2gb ram in the system too.
    so far so good.
    Next on the list is the video card install
     

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