What to expect with 2GB of RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by netdog, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    With 8 cores, I have read that each core has a lot of overhead. Crucial doesn't even have the right RAM listed here yet (did a pretty thorough search though RAM does hide there sometimes). On my 2.8 dually, what should I expect? Anybody want to suggest a sweet spot for an 8 core?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Really depends on what you're doing with the machine. I don't think the processor cores have much (anything?) to do with RAM usage. How about you start with 2 and go from there?
     
  3. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Should be pretty much the same as with prior 8 cores. 4GB ( 4 X 1 GB ) has a lot to recommend itself by way of memory bandwidth and reasonable pricing.
     
  4. Mac Kiwi macrumors 6502a

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    Would 8gb,or 1gb per core be enough for the new Mac Pros? {3.2 probably] - will mainly be used for 3D apps and PS etc etc.



    tia.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    That would be a great start. I think 16 wold be ideal eventually though.
     

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