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LaFemme69

LaFemme69

Member Since 01 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 31 2015 10:11 PM
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Seeking professional/expert/experience advices on Mac Pro 2008 3.1

24 March 2015 - 12:10 AM

After a few years with Hackintosh scenes, I've decided to plunge and get a dinosaur Mac Pro 2008 3.1.  I got a really good deal but I think it will still have a few more good years in the bag, especially with a few upgrades.

 

Running Yosemite at the moment.  Wondering if anyone can help me with a few things:

 

1) replaced the stock ATA DVD Rom with a SATA DVD Rom.  Noticed that whenever the MP boots up, the dvd rom door pops open.  The ATA ROM never did.

 

2) right now have 14GB of DDR2-5300 667Mhz.  Planning to max out to 32GB.  Should I add on another 18GB @ 667Mhz or would 32GB @ 800Mhz will make a noticeable difference that it's worth shelling $$$ to upgrade?

 

3) put in a SATA PCIe 2.0 controller card (in the x16 slot) to drive a 512GB SSD.  Unfortunately, the power to drive the SSD is in the DVD rom area so I'd have to run an extension power cable to where the pcie slot.  Planning to get an Apricorn Velocity Solo x2 Extreme (Amazon.com) to eliminate sata and power cables.  Anyone have any experiences with this? or any suggestions to improve my current setup?

 

Thanx.

 

kd

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