Originally Posted by jeremyglover
do you think it is best to install ram in groups of 3? 3 x 4GB for example.
i've read groups of 3, groups of 2 and my dealer says groups of 6.
i want to get a good amount for PT10.
I have never heard about groups of 6 - I think that might be just your dealer trying to squeeze more money out of you since people overvalue the importance of loads of ram for audio and shops cash in.
I have 6 gigs and I never run out. 2x1GB stock and then bought 2x2GB from crucial and it is as good for all manners of video editing and photo work too.
Some motherboards do ram in pairs and some in thirds (some old ones or cheap ones might not do that at all) and if you have the newer Mac Pro then I would expect it to be in 3rds since they offer 6GB as stock on those machines.
Forget your local dealer and ask apple directly.
You can also go to Apple Memory Mac Memory Upgrades for PowerBook PowerMac G4 G5 Mac Mini iBook iMac Memory
wow that is a long link, anyway, go there, select your machine and see what they offer, when I got mine the form on the site mentioned that stuff has to go in pairs.