Mac Pro :: Adding Ram To A 2.8 - Will Performance Increase
Apr 28, 2009
I have the stock 2x1 and just ordered matched 4x2gb for a total of 10gb.
Now, I probably won't be needing 10gb for my audio work, so my question is, should I leave the stock ram out for the added benefit of the quad channel ram thingie? Because, according to this report, the 10gb config gives 6.8 throughput vs the 6.5 of the 4x2gb! I thought 4 or 8 slots filled should be faster? What gives??
I just ordered the 2.4GHz i5 15" (with high-res glossy screen) and was wondering whether it was worth it to spend the $225 and buy an Intel X25-M 80GB SSD.Will the performance be that noticeable (for the money)?
Any other suggestions of SSDs near or under $200 would be nice.
I have the 12" 1.5ghz model as many of you know. While a great machine, and fast enough for most things, I'd like to get a little more omph out of it. I can't use Tiger by the way. My school's software requires Leopard.
I have a 15" MBP 3,1 (Sept 2007) Intel C2D 2.4GHz, 4MB Cache, Santa Rosa, 4GB Ram, 500GB Storage @5400RPM, GeForce 8600M GT 256MB VRAM) I am a student (returning to school) and so I qualify for the Adobe discount for the Creative suite. I already have CS3 (Master Collection) and am considering buying CS5 (Design Premium). I was wondering if I should notice any performance decrease/increase and any general thoughts if it's worth it or not.
I was thinking of installing a second 500BG hard drive in my powermac G5 and setting it up for raid 0. Will i notice any major increase in performance? (i'm planning on running Windows XP x64 on the system through Parallels Desktop)
I currently have a D-link DIR-655. To begin with, most of the time, my Macbook Pro won't pick up the external HD that I have connected to the router because the Dlink SharePoint software is terrible. Secondly, when it does work, the performance is terrible. I'd say it is probably worse than half the speed of plugging the drive directly into the MBP.
Now I realize there will be a performance degradation when attaching an external HD to the ABSE, but my question is, how much are we talking? A percentage terms (rough estimate is fine) would be the best.
I am going to change my iMac's Memory from 4 GB to 8 GB. I have the March 2009 version of the iMac. 3.06 Ghz, ATI Video 4850, and so on. I would like to know in everyone's opinion how much of a performance gain I could get?
This is the software that I use that may be memory dependent, PhotoShop CS, Final Cut Express 4.0, Other Video Editing software, I also use Handbrake to convert my presently owned DVD's into a iphone format, would that convert any faster or is that only a processor factor
Setting up raid 0 for my mac pro 3,1. Right now I have the stock 320GB drive that I use with Mac OS X, and an additional 500GB drive running Win XP through Bootcamp. I read on apple's site that you could stripe multiple drives to create a raid 0 to increase performance on the Mac Pro w/o the raid controller card. So my question is how do I do that? I'm in the process of picking a new 2TB drive to set up the raid with the 320GB OS drive. Since the 500GB one is dedicated for XP I don't think I could include it in the raid right?
So I got an iPad and have been thinking more and more that I don't need the portability of the MBP anymore. Truth is I have not really used the Macbook as a laptop in months. My usage is primarily Internet, word processing, and photography so I really think I can benefit from the added screen size and potentially power of a 27 inch iMac. So my question is:
1) do you think the latest 3.06GHz C2D will be a performance increase from my current MBP for Aperture 3 or should I just spend the extra for the 2.66 i5?
I have an Intel-based iMac 9.1 bought three years ago. Originally it had 2GB RAM, which I soon expanded to 4 GB.I'm currently running Snow Leopard, and I'm considering an upgrade to Mountain Lion. However, I fear this upgrade would be too much for my Mac to run smoothly.I wonder if I could add another 4 GB RAM, and more important, if I would experience any sensible improvement in performance. I have read that sometimes more RAM is useless because your computer simply can't use it completely, so would it be useful in my case?
Wanted to let you know that I had great sucess overclocking the 320m in the Air. I used the same procedure found in this thread.
This might help you starcraft junkies out there as it may give a 20% increase in performance. I played MW2 for two solid hours tonight without lockups at 625 / 1340. (11" 1.6 4GB) Thanks go to all in the refrenced thread that contributed to these findings!
I was wondering. A friend of mine has a Emac 700mhz equipped with a 56k modem. She has an "intermediary" speed internet connection. With that, she can't really view a video - let's say from Youtube. It just keeps hanging. She only has 256mg of RAM which can be boosted to 1G, and I was wondering if by doing so, it would have a significant impact on her Emac capacity to view such content.
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I apologize as I suspect this post would be better placed in a Mac os x forum instead. When I had a PC, I would periodically (once a year) wipe the hard drive and reinstall everything. I found this helped to have the computer run quicker, I assumed by cleaning the registry out.
Obviously my Mac runs a number of maintenance protocols that help to mitigate this. Regardless, is there any benefit to a wipe and a reinstall from time capsule, or would the results be effectively the same?
I'm considering replacing the 640 gb Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 in my 24" iMac with a Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB drive. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me whether I will see any performance increases along with the extra capacity. The Hitachi is a 7200rpm drive, while the Sammy is 5400rpm, but the Hitachi has only a 16mb buffer and the Sammy sports a 32mb. Would the Samsung be faster than the Hitachi or would it suffer because of the lower rotational speed?
I have bought Macbook pro 13 , 2.4 GHz 2010 model with nVidia 320m graphics, Now my question is that I have installed win 7 on bootcamp and windows experience index scores 5.2 (win aero ) and 6.0 (gaming) , these both scores are same as friends 9400m macbook white, so is it ok ??? or future driver updates may increase these score??
So I just got a new airport extreme and express (both draft n) with the hopes of redoing the wifi in my house. We previously had two modems on either side of the house and separate networks coming off them and I wanted to get rid of one of the modems and just extend the wifi from the other one.
So I set up the Extreme as the main base on the far side of the house and set up the Express to extend. If I stand in the kitchen with the Express off and am just running off the Extreme, the performance is good. But adding the express, even in the kitchen itself, suddenly drops the performance of the network to an unusable speed. Why? I've been moving it around all day: closer to the Extreme, farther from the Extreme. Nothing seems to hit it. Granted the kitchen is an annoying room with lots of metal and phones and interference, but I simply don't understand why adding the Express should mean a *decrease* in speeds.
Also, interstingly, this seems to mostly affect the download speeds and upload will stay about the same. Not sure why that happens.
My ultimate goal is to be able to add another express (one that I had, with b/g) to the network so that I can get internet to a Slingbox in the bedroom.
I have heard that it is possible to increase a mac's or any computers ram by adding a high capacity USB memory drive to a open port. With special software the OS would write large infrequently used files to the stick and keep the most frequently used ones in the systems on board ram for greater speed.
I have a PowerPC G4 466 Mhz which has three "PC133" thingies in it, one 128 MB and two 256 MB, totalling 640 MB.
I want to change those to one, two or three 512 MB cards instead, but the manual says something about there being certain restrictions for 512 cards. Translated from Swedish:"If you install DIMM-modules of 512 MB they must have 256 Mb-units". What does that mean exactly and how do I check that they in fact have "256 Mb-units"?
My Apple ADC Studio Display has decided to stop all of it USB ports from working and as anyone who knows about these monitors you need to connect the monitor to a USB port to get the Brightness control to work, are there any apps out there which can control the brightness of the monitor up or down. I have played around with Calibration but I still cannot change the brightness of the screen. I have searched around for some solutions but all I have found is brightness controls which turn down the brightness but do not allow you to adjust the brightness up
I have a 2007 MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB of Ram (1x1) and recently upgraded the operating system to 10.5.8.
The problem is that the computer has slowed down considerably especially since I also installed CS5.
I'm thinkin that it is a ram problem and need to upgrade but through my research it states that my computer won't take anymore ram which is unbelievable. Can I install more ram or do something else to make it faster?
Any advice on doubling or tripling my 60GB machine and, possibly, the ram? Vendors? Quality problems, if any? (I only use my PowerBook G4 for photography--storage and editing, some word processing, and spreadsheet work.) My processor is 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4. Memory is 768 MB DDR SARAM. Running OS X 10.4.9.
I have just deleted a DVD of 600 MB but the Memory has stayed the same at 512 MB. Can I create more memory by deleting CD's and DVD's (downloaded music and film)? What else can I delete to create more memory and how?