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What are the best RAM for Mac Pro? - Early 2008
Old 24th December 2010
  #1
What are the best RAM for Mac Pro? - Early 2008

I have 12G in my computer, however I'm having troubles and crashes whenever I turn on my DAWs or even when I turn the computer on. Logic always gives me the message that I don't have enough memory. So I'm looking to buy ram.

Any suggestion for good brand?

Another question: Should I add more rams or should I replace the current?
Old 24th December 2010
  #2
If you're not running Logic in 64 bit mode it can't even see more than 3GB of RAM anyway, so the problem is likely elsewhere. Even 12GB is more than enough. Plenty of people run Logic Pro on laptops just fine with 2GB.

I'd consider running the hardware test that comes on your restore CDs first, and see if it flags up anything. An OS and/or Logic Pro reinstall might be a wise idea too if it doesn't trigger anything, but if you're saying that there's problems when the computer is switched on the RAM might be bad - so don't add to it, replace it. You might want to test your DIMMS one at a time to see which one(s) are causing problems...

That said, Crucial and Kingston are both solid brands of RAM... although I doubt that's the problem here.
Old 24th December 2010
  #3
Thanks whitecat for your fast response.

Yes, you are right. Sometimes I have this problem when switching the computer on. So it's not related to Logic.
Old 25th December 2010
  #4
Hi again,

I ran Apple hardware test and I got a memory error. I rearranged the memory ram and ran the test again. Everything is working well right now. That's strange..

So thanks again whitecat.
Old 27th December 2010
  #5
TNM
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Abbas press the L key, make sure you do an extended looping test overnight, not just a single pass.

My hexa mac pro had a faulty motherboard that was picked up in 8 out of ten tests and was recently just replaced with a brand new machine AGAIN.

if the fault was there it is likely it will happen again.

I moved hard drives around, removed, swapped etc thinking my problem was a drive, but techtool gave every sector a clean bill of health on every drive, and then pulling them all out and putting in a drive from my older machine gave me the error again in apple hardware test... just when i was sure i had pinpointed it to specific drive...

so to be safe, run the test, seriously. My new machine with 12gb ram and the same 4 drives ran a 20 hour loop without a hitch
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