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    Early 2008 Mac Pro Ram Upgrade

    Afternoon

    We have an early 2008 mac pro quad core xeon that we want to upgrade from the 2Gb ram that is already inside it. Does anyone know what RAM is needed for this? Want to put some more in it so we can hopefully upgrade it to lion if possible.

    Cheers!

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    i think its a single quad core

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    When I had a 2008 mac pro a few years ago ( dual quad core 2.8ghz ) I got an extra 16gb of RAM and installed each FB DIMM in pairs ( so one ram module on top riser and the 2nd ram module on the 2nd riser in the same position )

    Not sure if that will be the same so basically - so if you only order an 8gb kit ( 2 x 4gb modules ) then move the other memory modules to slots two on each riser card so would be something like the below

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    Using the above image as reference, when I say Slot One ( I am going from left to right, so slot one being the nearest to the gold connectors and slot four being the nearest to the two finger holes )

    Riser 1 :

    RAM Slot One : New 4gb Module

    RAM Slot Two : Original 1gb module

    RAM Slot Three : EMPTY

    RAM Slot Four : EMPTY

    Riser 2 :

    RAM Slot One : New 4gb Module

    RAM Slot Two : Original 1gb module

    RAM Slot Three : EMPTY

    RAM Slot Four : EMPTY
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    Let me know how many you want and I'll see what I can do. We get quite a few old mac pros coming through here at the moment.

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    @ICTDirect_Dave im looking at getting 2 x 4gb modules if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mang View Post
    just upgraded my early 2008 after 10.9 and server were very slow
    How much RAM do you have in total?

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