Mac Pro 800mhz Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mr.PS, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Mr.PS macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    I just ordered a Mac Pro with the stock 2gb of memory. I want to order 4 more GB. Should I order two sticks of 2gb, or 4 stocks of 1GB (more $). Which is better and why?
  2. Toups macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2007
    Either way will be fine, but the 2GB sticks would give you additional room for growth down the road if you want more than 8GB
  3. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    So there is no slow down at all with going with 2 x 2gb sticks vs 4 x 1gb sticks?
  4. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I'm ordering the same system with the stock 2GB. Will 2GB be sufficient to run Photoshop for the first couple of months? (I'm asking because there doesn't seem to be anywhere in the UK to buy the memory from yet).
  5. aLoC macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2006
    According to this 4 sticks is faster.

    I don't know why. Maybe it is because there are more physical tracks from the memory to the CPU, allowing more data to flow.
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Quad channel with 4 sticks, versus dual with 2 sticks.

    However, in either case -- if the memory is adequate -- then it really doesn't matter which choice you make. Since either option is a lot faster than virtual memory and a slow and sluggish 50-100MB/s with a HD.
  7. Joe Bannon macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    Where can I get more 800mhz memory for my mac pro?
  8. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I bought mine from OWC :apple:
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England

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