- Dec 5, 2005
I would like to buy 3GB worth of MacPro ram as soon as possible so can someone directe me via a link. I normally buy from apple but apple is out of stock.
But they shipped the min configuration almost immediately ... when was the last time that happened?lizard79 said:looks like the macpro wasn't ready for primetime at the wwdc. not enough ram and wireless not ready to ship looks strange to me...
Yea, I think the person who made that review is on MacRumors. Remember, apple doesn't say that you need "their" memory. They provide the exact specifications on what you need. They only warn about the heatsink, as there "may" be a chance that the fans could run louder, or the memory could run slower.topgunn said:
Don't pay attention to free RAM. OS X taked whatever RAM is available but it is still available should another program need it. More importantly, pay attention to page outs as this is an indication of how often a program needs memory and it is not available so your computer has to dump memory to the hard drive.crazycat said:I am sick on my MacPro, well not really but it runs slow with 1GB of RAM. I have about 10MB of free RAM 99% of the time.
Rememeber that Photoshop is running on top of an emulation layer so it will not be faster than her old computer on many tasks in PS. A fresh install of Photoshop might help because OS X may optimize the installation for use through Rosetta. It is worth a shot. Also, you may want to throw in a second hard drive to use as scratch. It will be much faster than using a scratch drive on the same physical disk.hwattys1 said:Any other ideas or tips? With the Kingstom memory there is no issue of noise or heat that we have been able to discern. It runs quiet cool and smooth.
I'm using two of the Kingston 1GB sticks with the Thermaltake heatsinks and have experienced no problems. They do seem to run pretty hot though.topgunn said:
Its funny that i never needed more then 1GB RAM on any pc i used, with macs however i do many thigns that i dont with windows which is why i need it. Now i have to waitstuartluff said:Heres a transcript of a conversation with a rep at crucial about MacPro ram.
Me: I was wondering when you may have any RAM for a Mac Pro available?
Rep : One moment, please, while I review your enquiry.
Rep : Hi, I have just had a wee check for you, and regret to advise that we have no ETA for these parts at the moment. If you query is urgent we would recommend contacting Apple directly. If however you are able to wait, I reckon it will be afew more weeks before we have a full update."
Its unfortunate that Adobe was not on top of this transition. Of course, it is more unfortunate for Apple than Adobe but it is still unfortunate.hwattys1 said:Oops, I pulled the trigger on the Mac Pro thinking it would be a good machine for my wife's Photoshop work. I missed the boat badly on the whole emulation thing (Rosetta). The old dual G5 2.5 AGP with a mere two processors is much much faster. If it were only going to be 60 days or so until CS3 came out it might be a different story, but when you make a living with PS it has to be fast! We are returning it to the Mac Store in Indianapolis so if anybody out there just has to have it there will be one there tonight! The good news for everybody else is I can say the Kingston FB-DIMM memory from www.newegg.com seems to work just fine at about 60% of Apple's price.