optimal ram installation ?

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  1. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

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    i search this topic but found a bunch of conflicting threads

    I have 4 x 2gb and 2 x 1 gb

    Whats the best way to install this?

    Top riser: 2GB , 2GB
    Bottom riser: 2GB, 2GB, 1GB, 1GB ?



    OR


    TopRiser: 2GB, 2GB, 1GB
    Bottom: 2GB, 2GB , 1GB
     
  2. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    The documentation with the computer explains it. I think the two versions of the Mac Pro are different, which has been leading to a ton of confusion.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's what you want. You get the quad-channel, insignificant-unless-you-need-that-sort-of-thing speed boost.

    Really, though, you want the four 2GB sticks in the first two slots on each riser and the 1GB sticks on the last two on Riser A.
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You may find one of our MacRumors Guides of interest as it pertains to your inquiry. :cool:
     
  6. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this is how i did it, and now i am cruising with a cooool 10gb
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Nicely done, that should meet your needs for a while! :)
     

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