What to do with 32GB of RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Pika, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Pika macrumors 68000

    Pika

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    #1
    Is there a good reason to upgrade a 2009 8-core mac pro? What application use that much RAM?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    There is if you're getting lots of page ins/outs. Otherwise it's fairly pointless.

    ...unless you create RAM disks for scratch.
     
  3. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    Uncompressed 2K video! And even then the ram is the least of your problem, Hard drive read and write speed and Processing power would probably be a problem.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Server type or scientific apps (large database), multiple apps that have high RAM requirement.

    Multiple virtual machines.
     
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    yeah i would LOVE to see a screenshot of activity monitor or iStat while someone is shredding through their Mac Pro

    i have a hard time using 4GB of RAM!

    any takers? :)
     

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