4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2017 10:22 AM by macspectrum

    add more RAM ?

    macspectrum Level 1

      2 old mac pros,

      mid 2010

      2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon


      one with 16 gb ram, = 4 x 4gb sticks

      other with 24 gb ram = 3 x 8 gb sticks [they are a heavy photoshop user


      both mac pros have 2 mechanical HDs in them -

      boot drive is fast 1 tb, 'clone' drive is also  1tb but slower  and is only there for clone and emergency purposes


      recently upgraded to 10.11.6


      adobe cc 2017, idd, illus, photoshop

      customer kept adobe cc 2015 add, illlus, photoshop on both mac pros


      talked to customer and they said they keep all 3 apps open at a time but do not mix 2015 and 2017


      to give them better performance at a good price, i was going to upgrade

      24 gb mac pro to 3 x 16gb =  48gb ram

      and then take that ram and put it into other mac pro

      3 x 8g  = 24 + 1 x 4 gb = 28 gb


      apple had suggested that 3 sticks of ram is better than 4 sticks of ram


      any suggestions would be helpful


      ps - i have talked to client about SSD drive but 1 tb SSD is expensive and then there is cost of sled


      what is nice about ram solution above i that only ram is re-used to keep cost of solution low


      thanx !


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