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Upgrade to 80GB Memory in My Mac Pro

I was seeing Photoshop run out of memory on certain large layered jobs I had been doing. With 6 X 8GB installed (48GB), I opted to add two 16GB OWC memory modules for Mac Pro for a total of 80GB— much preferable on a cost basis to pulling the six 8GB modules and buying six 16GB modules— and still yielding 80GB vs 96GB max.

Note: this 8GB/16GB module mix works only for the “old” 8GB modules and the latest 16GB modules. Current “new” 8GB modules cannot be mixed with the 16GB modules; you’ll have to go with 6 X 16GB or 8 X 8GB.

The dialog below appears automatically if the modules are installed non-optimally.

Mac Pro memory modules in non-optimal slots
Mac Pro memory modules installed in non-optimal slots
Mac Pro memory modules happy in optimal slots
Mac Pro memory modules installed in optimal slots
Mac Pro memory modules happy in optimal slots
Mac Pro memory modules happy in optimal slots

Max Your Mac Pro at OWC

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