MP 4,1: 8+8+2+2 a good ram config?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by HeadshotSK, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. HeadshotSK macrumors member

    HeadshotSK

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    I read here and there that this system is best done in 3's for some odd reason.
    So why have 4 slots?

    I currently run 2-2-2-2 and with LR, PS, DW, FF, etc etc. the system is grinding to a halt everyday.

    Wondering if I get a pair of 8's and keep the deuces, will the pair of 2's be a hindrance or a boost?

    If I get 3 8's will the extra 2g card in the 4th slot add or take away?

    Just trying to gain a better understanding of how the config. works and why it's all uppity LOL

    thanks!!!
     
  2. Umac-de macrumors newbie

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    Best is 3 of the same size.
    But when getting into swap with 3 -> 4 is better...

    Buy 3 8's and forget the 2's...
     
  3. HeadshotSK thread starter macrumors member

    HeadshotSK

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    Thanks Umac!
    OWC & Ramjet I see about $290 roughly.
    Anything as good for less out there I should be poking around for?
     
  4. HeadshotSK thread starter macrumors member

    HeadshotSK

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    Apple, Kingston & Crucial list the 4 Core MP 4,1 as maxing out at 16g! (4x4)
    While OWC & amjet both list capabilities of 32.

    What's this all about?
     

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