RAM Upgrade Advice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Vereina, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Vereina macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Hampshire, UK
    I currently have 4Gb (4 x 1Gb) installed in my new (2008 model) Mac Pro.

    I would like to upgrade to 8Gb, but would also like to allow for further RAM increases in the future - so would prefer not to purchase another 4 x 1Gb.

    If I understand correctly, the ideal memory configuration is 4 or 8 modules. What I don't know is whether the "imbalance" of having 6 modules would outweigh the benefits of an additional 4Gb; I find it hard to believe that it would.

    So, my questions:

    Would it be a such bad idea to purchase 2 x 2Gb right now, to add to the 4 x 1Gb I currently have? (That would allow for an additional 2 x 2Gb at a later date.)

    If I do that, what is the best way to install the 6 modules? (My impression is that I should keep the 4 1Gb modules as currently installed, then add the 2 x 2Gb in slots 3 & 4 on the top memory board - but am not sure about this.)

    Many thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. MrPDaddyHimself macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2008
    Do a Search,
    There are several posts within the forum that tell you how to install RAM per your particular setup. More RAM is always better in my book. I think the 2GB option you speak of would be o.k.

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