[OT] Mac Beach Ball Party (or welcome to hell, here's your mac)

Tim Jones tolistim at me.com
Fri May 11 17:22:36 EDT 2012

Uhhh - that sounds fishy.  I run a stable of Lion-based (and a couple of ML-based tester) Mac Pro's with 4GB each and they run everything that I throw at them, so your "memory expert" sounds like he's trying to sell you more RAM (and that IS his job...).

The only systems that I've bumped to 8GB and 16GB are a pair of VMWare test platforms and our video editing monster (8 procs, 16GB).

I really suspect that throwing more RAM at this isn't going to be your answer.


On May 11, 2012, at 2:12 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

> thanks Scott. I'll do that,
> I'm really not happy to completely reinstall here, I don't think that will fix things permanently.
> I gave a call to my favorite RAM company RAMJET, and their memory expert told me that the Mac Pro on Lion REALLY needs more than the 6 stock gigs installed (!) and suggested I get a 3-stick upgrade of 4 gb modules  to get up to 15 gigs, so I ordered them and we'll see how that works out. I will never fully understand memory math and why these have to work in threes - (is it the 64 bits?) -- currently there are 6  1 gig sticks, with two open slots.  I will lose one of the 1 gig sticks, so the total goes to 15g.
> William Gibson had no idea about how astronomical ram size would go. None of us did.
> I will report back

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