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

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Fri May 11 18:00:07 EDT 2012


I think it's gonna be dependant on what apps you are running.  Stephen
mentioned he's running Pro Tools HD and that uses a LOT of RAM.
Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Tim Jones <tolistim at me.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Tim
>
> On May 11, 2012, at 2:12 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>
> > thanks Scott. I'll do that,
> >
> > UPDATE
> >
> > 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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