New Mac Pro installation query

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zygo, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. zygo macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2006
    I have just ordered a new Mac Pro and an extra 4x1gb memory(from crucial), would I be best installing the RAM first-before turning the machine on? Or after the software install? Or won't it make any difference?

    I will be using FCS so will want the final setup to have the 4x1gb in the 0 and 1 slots, and the 2x512(stock) on a 3 and 4. So whichever point I do the install I will need to move the stock 512's anyway.
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Won't make any difference. Might as well put it in before you have everything connected and whatnot.
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030


    Jan 25, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Well...personally, I'd run it for a couple of days/a week just to make sure it's running properly as shipped from Apple. Run the Hardware test from the install disk, install a temperature monitor and put it through it's paces just to make sure they didn't miss anything before it left the factory.

    Then again, it takes me 5 minutes looking both ways before I'll decide to cross the street.

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