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

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Fri May 11 18:10:04 EDT 2012


too late. I took the red pill.  I know it's his job to sell ram, but he had
good advice, imho.

Hey, it didn't cost that much, and if it helps PT HD and Final Cut 7, I'm
really ok with that.

The big question is - this machine was running far better when I installed
Lion a few months ago than now. Software that changes.

In the olden OS9 days, '*defragmenting*' the drive usually helped a lot but
I don't see anything recommending that with OSX. Surely that still happens
as files are created and destroyed.

sqb

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:

> 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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