max out mac pro

bushman1

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what is absolute max memory that you can cram in. i know that you can get 32 gigs. and are there any processor upgrades for a quad 3?
 

crazycat

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Is there any use for such a configuration really? what can someone do with 32GB of RAM that they cant do with 8GB?
 

bushman1

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processing simulations on a global scale, i don't know just wondering
 

GSMiller

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It's expensive to fully cram a Mac Pro with every feature possible. It comes up to over $18000 US.
Yea if you max out the hardware and add AppleCare it's $18,023. I was curious how much I would save with my student discount and it was about $1,800 cheaper.

I find it quite ironic that you can get a 3 year warranty for $250 on a product that costs more than most peoples car :D
 

cal6n

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Is there any use for such a configuration really? what can someone do with 32GB of RAM that they cant do with 8GB?
RAM is the limiting factor for abinitio quantum mechanics and DFT calculations. The more you've got, the bigger the system you can study. It's mostly done on clusters, actually but an octo with 32 GB...
 

bushman1

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i know how much it is from apple I am looking for 3rd party upgrades. What about DDR3 memory
 

Moof1904

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OWC will sell you 16 gigs (8x2) for the Mac Pro for around $999. I don't know about 32.
 

bushman1

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I have seen a way to cram a fith hdd into it by replacing the second optical drive with a special platform mounted with a hdd, pretty assome!
 
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