RAM configuration.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rip-the-jacker, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. rip-the-jacker macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    Another question, if I upgrade my RAM to an extra 4GB Crucial (2x2GB)..

    Will it work as I currently have 3 out of the four RAM slots used with 3x1GB on both sides totalling 6GB. And there is 1 slot on both sides free that I would look to put the 2GB stick in...

    So, having 3x1GB + 1x2GB on both sides on the processor tray, will it be ok as its not in pairs or such?


    RTJ
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it should work. If the computer complains on the start-up, then adjust the sticks accordingly.
     
  3. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I found some cheap stick brand new on ebay, they are 1GB so if I added two it would boost my computer to 8GB, would that be sufficient or should I go for the Crucial and total 10GB?

    The MP is going to be used mainly for Adobe MS.


    RTJ
     
  4. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    The MP will be happier if it is given more memory. If you can afford it, you'd definitely go for 10 GB. I now have 16 GB from OWC on my 2010 6-core MP.
     
  5. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers for the replies buddy, much appreciated.

    RTJ
     
  6. NightSun macrumors member

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    Hi Rip-the-jacker,

    It is best to add as much RAM as you can within your financial limits, Photoshop can well utilize 16 GB with increased performance. You also have the dual socket machine with 8 slots, so up until 8x4 GB = 32 GB, the memory upgrade is quite inexpensive, as these all can be Unbuffered ECC DIMMs. If one would need even more, then only Registered DIMMs are available at higher capacity (8/16 Gb sticks) and these cannot be mixed with other types, so up from 32 GB it will cost quite much.
     
  7. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info NS, how are you finding your new MP, personally I think its awesome, i think with a fasted HDD and some more Ram it will scream!

    RTJ
     
  8. NightSun macrumors member

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    Yes, it is, a great machine. I'm awaiting for my SSD to arrive, and already installed 4x4 GB Crucial RAM. However, I ran into the problem regarding CPU exchange (you can see the thread about it that I just launched). But I must admit that for multi-threaded applications, which are capable of utilizing all 8 cores the original 2.26 CPUs are really fast.
     

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