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Mac Tips and Tricks - Gaming on Your Mac

With the new World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion scheduled for November and the holiday season computer game releases just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for a whole new level of gaming. After all, you wouldn’t want to step into a PvP arena looking like a newb, would you? We have gathered a few tips to twink you out prior to game time... Check out a few of the Ramjet staff’s favorite features: A custom PC is overrated. Contrary to popular belief, computer gaming need not just pertain to a flashy PC unit. More MACs today...

Mac Tips and Tricks - Spotlight

Many Mac users may not realize the powerful tool they have available to them at all times. That tool is the Spotlight Search, the small magnifying glass all recent Macs have in the upper right hand corner of their screen. Here are some really cool things that you can do with Spotlight Search. Conversions Are you working on a recipe and need to convert liters to gallons? In this example, I just typed in 12 liters, and Spotlight automatically shows what that conversion is in gallons. It also shows the conversion to quarts, cubic feet, pints, and cups! Scores I love sports,...

Mac Tips and Tricks - Hide Menu Bar

Apple loves hiding little tricks your Mac can do with little documentation. They have been doing this since they released the first 128k Mac in 1984! Find below a few tips that you may not know. Hid Menu Bar - It’s omni-present at the top of every Mac screen. The Menu Bar. Did you know that you can hide the menu bar, similar to how you can hide the Dock? Open the System Preferences, then go to General. You can then click “Automatically hide and show the menu bar” as an option. When you hide the menu bar, it will pop...

Tips and Tricks - Preview

Who needs Adobe Photoshop? You may not, after we show you some of the more useful tools Apple has included in Preview. There are many new features to this gem of an app and you may not even be aware that you have such a powerful tool already in with you! Crop Do you need to crop an image? Open your picture / image in Preview, select a portion of the image with the Rectangular Selection tool, then select Crop from the Tools menu. Viola! A fast and free way to crop your images, no other software required! Resize With...

Tips And Tricks - Malware

  When it came to viruses, and later malware, Mac users had it easy for many years. Viruses and malware  were things only PC users had to worry about. This last week, Internet security company Bitdefender released the news that a new Mac malware was not only making the rounds, but it's a pretty nasty piece of software. Should you worry? Yes, of course, but not overtly so if (a) you didn’t download a piece of software called EasyDoc Converter and (b) you have the latest version of the free (and really great) MalwareBytes Anti-Malware for Mac. EasyDoc Converter is a faux-application that...

Mac Tips and Tricks - Security and Privacy

Security and Privacy - Last week we wrote about the new Mac malware that is making the round. Who is doing this stuff? We hate those people! While we still encourage Mac users to download the free Anti-Malware for Mac software, there is another step to securing your Mac that we want to bring to your attention. The last few major updates to the Mac OS (soon to be called macOS) have included a new Gatekeeper security feature that is a terrific solution to help prevent accidental “bad software” from infecting your system. Unless you have turned this off, it...

Mac Tips and Tricks - Summer Heat!

It’s getting hot out there, at least here in North America. Traditionally, the third and forth weeks of July are the hottest of the season. As such, we figure many of you will avoid that sweltering heat and stay indoors to enjoy the nice air conditioning. So here are some quick Summer Mac Tricks for you! Netflix Users Did you know that Netflix has some keyboard shortcuts when you are watching via your Mac? “M” will mute and un-mute the volume. “F” will enter and exit full screen viewing mode. The Escape key will also exit full screen viewing mode....

Mac Tips And Tricks - Power Problems

Last week, we wrote about ways to beat the heat by staying indoors and enjoying some quality time with your Mac. This week, as Summer continues to march on, we want to talk a little about a big side effect to the summer heat: big storms. We have all heard the horror stories about computers being damaged during an electrical storm. Don’t take these stories lightly. One of the biggest reasons Macs get damaged is due to electrical problems, be it a surge in power, such as an electrical strike, or low power, which occurs during a brown out. Brown...

Mac Tips And Tricks - Energy Saving Techniques

A few weeks ago we wrote about protecting your Mac from sudden energy surges, either from the electrical storm type, or the dreaded brownout that is all too common for many people. We wanted to revisit the energy topic again, but this time it’s all about saving energy! There is a lot of confusion and differences of opinions on energy savings on the Mac. It comes down to three choices: 1) Should you just leave it on? 2) Should you put it to sleep? or 3) should you turn it off completely? Burn Back in the days of the CRT monitor (you...

The New MacBook Pro - Is It Worth It?

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While we love everything Apple, the latest MacBook Pro with Touch ID has some exciting new features but is it right for you? We have a rundown for you. Take it from the guys who specialize in user upgrades and Mac peripherals! Features That We Think Matter Touch ID fingerprint sensor - If you love your MacBook Air but crave the Retina display, then you can still get one without forking over an extra $300 for the Touch ID bar. If security is important to you, the Touch ID adds an extra layer since your machine is less likely to...

Experiencing Slow Wifi Issues on macOS Sierra?

Router Updates -Sorry for saying the obvious but have you powered down your router to see if it requests any updates? Bluetooth -If you don't need Bluetooth enabled on your Mac then trying turning that off. That is not a permanent solution but it could work as a quick fix. Some bluetooth devices have yet to update to the latest SIG standards. At the least, this may help you identify the source of your problem. Proxies -Go to System Preferences > Network > Advanced > Proxies Tab and uncheck any boxes under the Select Protocol section. Enter OK and Apply....

New Use for Old Macs - Plex!

For long time Mac users, iTunes became the default media server for all your movies, television shows, music, home videos, and the like. It worked decently enough, but the user really had to take the time to manage file information, metadata, album or movie artwork, and much more. Plex A much better solution has gained widespread adoption over the last few years, and that is Plex. Plex does what iTunes does, serving up your content over your network, but it does so much more, and it does it so much better. Old Mac Do you have an older Mac sitting...

macOS Sierra Coming This Fall

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At Apple's latest annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) there were surprisingly no new hardware announcements made. What they did reveal was the future of their new operating system, coined as macOS Sierra. For the last decade and a half, Apple has referred to their operating system as Mac OS X (The X is pronounced 10, not the letter X). Starting with this new version and releasing to the general public this fall, the name is now macOS. New macOS Features The good news: Apple has crammed a lot of really cool new features into macOS Sierra 10.12. Siri on...

Is Your Mac Ready for macOS Sierra (Part 2)?

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Two weeks ago, we took a look at the MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac series of machines in order to see what could be done in order to prepare for macOS Sierra. As mentioned before, 4GB of RAM is a minimum requirement, 8GB is recommended, and 16GB or more is ideal because it gives you enough room for most of your other applications. See what a difference upgrading your RAM did for one of customers recently.  For the Mac Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air series, the models below are the oldest ones that still qualify for a macOS Sierra...

Is Your Mac Ready for macOS Sierra?

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If you aren't sure whether you can upgrade to macOS Sierra, take a look at some of our recommendations. In general, 4GB of Memory is a minimum requirement, 8GB of Memory is recommended, and 16GB or more is ideal because it gives you enough room for most of your other applications. The models below are oldest ones that still qualify for a macOS Sierra upgrade. MacBook Pro 7,1 This MacBook Pro 7,1 was released in Mid 2010. It's published system maximum is 8GB although we can upgrade this machine to 16GB of RAM as it has been thoroughly tested in...

Mac Pro 5,1 Geekbench Scores

Apple's Mac Pro 5,1 series is an excellent machine to upgrade. By upgrading the original server with an Intel Hex Core CPU of 3.2GHz or 3.33GHz, our benchmark tests show a 70% increase in CPU power for the multi-core version.  And don't forget, all of our upgraded Macs come with a 30 day money-back guarantee.   CPU Description Single-Core Multi-Core 2.8 GHz Quad Core Original Mac Pro 5,1 (no upgrades) 2140 8455 3.2 GHz Hex Core Upgraded Mac Pro 5,1 (3.2 GHz) 2604 14692 3.33 GHz Hex Core Upgraded Mac Pro 5,1 (3.33 GHz) 2748 15465 Geekbench 3.3.2 for Mac...

OS Yosemite - Addressing Poor System Performance

Our customers frequently mention that their machines are performing poorly after upgrading to Yosemite. If you’ve recently upgraded your Mac to OSX Yosemite, we’ve got a few tips to keep your machine performing at its best.  As you may know, upgrading your memory is the most affordable and effective improvement you can make to your Mac. With Ramjet, we make the process easy and convenient. Simply head over to our site, find your Mac’s Model ID, choose your memory size, and select the option that’s best for you. If you need a recommendation, we’re happy to help! Memory.  Yosemite requires...

OS Yosemite and Trim Support for SSD

You may have read news stories recently about Apple disabling 3rd party TRIM support in OS X Yosemite, resulting in much concern about non-Apple Solid State Drives having problems functioning under OS X Yosemite, or shortened drive life without this TRIM support enabled. Our customers should all rest assured this change to Mac OS has no effect on Ramjet SSDs. Whether empty or 99% full, our SSDs deliver peak performance and long life. Our drives were offering industry-leading performance before Mac OS ever enabled 3rd party TRIM support. Even better, our drives do not require any "TRIM hacks" or special...

OS Yosemite - What OS Version Do I Need To Upgrade?

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The newest, most powerful OS so far, Yosemite not only upgrades the user experience on the Mac but also integrates seamlessly to iOS devices. New features range from a major dock redesign and an automatic OS update option to small details like an updated font and notifications center. Most notably, new screen sharing capabilities allow users to display the screen of another Mac in the same network on their device. Even better, the user on the other end has the ability to open and move files, access apps and windows among other things. This offers unlimited possibilities from sharing presentations...

OS Yosemite - How Much RAM Do I Need For Macs?

The new OS X Yosemite has been touted as an elevated experience from previous OS. The design updates, simplified interface, and overall refinement are meant to provide the best user experience. With all these great new upgrades, OS Yosemite is sure to impress. But, before you upgrade, it’s important to make sure your machine is ready too. After working with OS Yosemite, it appears the upgrades to the user experience do require increased amounts of memory. Ramjet+, a Ramjet Labs exclusive, tests Mac models to determine the maximum amount of RAM that can be installed. Many times this number surpasses...

How to find your Mac's Model ID

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Are you confused about how to identify your Apple machine? One of the most effective ways is to find your Model Identifier.  For example, the most recent release of the 27" iMac is the Late 2015 version and has the Model ID 17,1. If you're not sure, we can help by following these three easy steps. Step 1: Click on the Apple menu in your toolbar, then click on "About This Mac." Step 2: On the About This Mac screen, click on the "System Report..." button.Step 3: The second line listed will be your Model Identifier (Model ID).  

OS Yosemite - What Macs Can Upgrade?

OS Yosemite has arrived and Mac owners are enjoying the upgraded interface, apps, and overall feel of the newest OS. So, are you ready to upgrade? If you’re already running Mavericks, you should have no problem running Yosemite - but machines older than 6 years old may not be included in the list. Find out if your Mac can upgrade to OS Yosemite below. MAC PRO Mac Pro 3,1 Mac Pro 4,1 Quad-Core & 8-Core Mac Pro 5,1 Quad- & 6-Core Mac Pro 5,1 8-core & 12-Core Mac Pro 6,1 IMAC iMac 7,1 iMac 8,1 iMac 11,1 (i5 or i7)...

Gaming on Your Mac

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Did you know that your Mac is an excellent gaming machine? You don't need a PC to run League of Legends! Find out how to optimize your Mac for games and learn where to go for the best game titles in 2014. Back in 2010, finding a game for your Mac was sparse at best. Times have changed with the onset of Steam and the Mac App Store. Valve’s Steam has opened the door for digital distribution of commercial and indie games that often work on the Mac. With Steam, users only have to buy one license of a game...

Finding the Memory Thieves

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Watch out for Widgets: Go into the Utilities folder and start your Activity Monitor. This will show you what applications are running and what processes are going on in the computer. You will also find out what apps and processes are taking up the most memory. Look at some of the processes that are not necessary for what you are doing with your computer and make note of them. This is going to make cleaning the startup much easier. Change your preferences for what programs are going to start when you turn on the computer. You can turn off the...

Mavericks - How Much RAM for Macs Do I Need?

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The listed Apple tech spec for upgrading to OS X Mavericks is a minimum of 2GB of RAM. If you have 2007 or 2008 Mac and have never updated your memory before, you may only have 1GB of RAM in your machine.  If you only have 1GB of RAM, you will have to upgrade to the minimum of 2GB before you can install Mavericks. To check how much RAM your Mac currently has, click on your Apple menu in the upper left-hand corner and click "About This Mac." The line that reads Memory will tell you if your Mac has...

Mavericks - What Macs Can Upgrade?

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Apple stated they want to get Mavericks to as many users as possible, so they have enabled OS X Mavericks to be useable on machines up to six years old, going back to 2007 models. If your machine was able to install and run Mountain Lion, you can also upgrade your machine to Mavericks. The official list from Apple includes all of their current machine families - Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini - and also includes some older MacBooks and an Xserve model as well. The following Macs will be able to upgrade to Mavericks:...

How Much Mac Memory Do I Need?

One of our most frequently asked questions is "How do I know how much memory I need?"  It's also often one of the toughest questions to answer.  How much memory each person will need is highly dependent on personal experience and use. Older Machines with Lower Maximums For older machines where the maximum is in the range of 2GB to 8GB, almost every user will simply want to max out their RAM.  For Mac users who have installed Lion, Mountain Lion, and especially Mavericks, we have seen a significant performance benefit from having at least 6GB installed in the machine,...

Make Your Battery Last Longer

Everybody loves the portability of a laptop - but how portable is it if you're constantly looking for an outlet to plug in?  Here's some tips on how to preserve your laptop battery life. 1. Turn your screen brightness down.  One of the easiest ways to save battery power is to turn the screen brightness down.  Tap your F1 key to turn your screen brightness down, or open System Preferences, click Displays, and then adjust the screen brightness slider to where you're comfortable.  If you want to turn the brightness back up once you're plugged in, just tap the F2...

Manage Many Apps with Tabs

We often find ourselves in front of our machines with many applications running at the same time. If you need to switch apps quickly, sometimes it can be frustrating to try and navigate through your dock bar to find what you need. Your dock likely contains icons for many programs you frequently use, a few icons Apple requires in the dock that cannot be removed, and will also store icons for any program that is currently open, even if you haven't added that program to the dock for easy access. If you're running a lot of applications, your dock can...

Manage a Cluttered Desktop

Let’s face it - most of us use our machines for work and for play.  The modern iMacs make it easy to work hard and play hard, letting us install and run multiple applications and multi-task with just a few clicks.  When you work and play on one machine, it's easy for your desktop to get out of control with way too many files, programs, and other icons cluttering it all up. An easy trick to clean it up quickly is to group some of your icons together in a desktop Folder.  Then you can access that Folder from your...

Apple's Secret File Icon

Whenever you save a document in Word, Powerpoint, Excel (and most other formats), a small file icon appears in the top center of the tool bar by the file title. This icon is for more than just looks - did you know you can drag and drop this icon wherever you want, and it will actually allow you to move the file? This is pretty handy, especially if you have a few Finder windows open and need to quickly and easily move your files around within the iCloud or to an external drive or storage device.  Even better - if...

Harness the Power of the Terminal

The Terminal is a Pandora’s box of hidden treasures and power. Simply go to Your Hard Drive > Applications > Utilities > Terminal and check it out. Using Terminal requires being precise and knowing what you're doing, and any changes within Terminal are permanent, but you can do anything from hiding a folder from view with one command to speeding up an older iMac by disabling window animations. You can even batch resize images with a couple commands. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. As always, it is important to make sure you have a recent backup. Here's some...

Apple's Secret Calculator

The iMac’s Spotlight search is an amazing tool that lets you swiftly search your entire iMac for any media, program, or document. You can click the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner, or just hit Command + Spacebar and the Spotlight search bar will drop down, ready for you to type any text in to begin your search. But did you know that the bar actually does basic math too? Instead of having to actually open your Calculator, just type in some basic math right into the spotlight search bar and… voila!  You will see the Icon for...

Getting Ready for Mavericks - Introduction

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Mavericks is here!  Apple announced the launch of OS X Mavericks at their keynote event on October 22nd, available immediately - and with the additional exciting news that downloading Mavericks would be completely free.  Apple believes their latest OS, and the upgraded apps that come with it, makes for the best version of OS X yet and wants as many users as possible to be able to use it.  Certainly the price tag of free makes it easily accessible, and many users are now looking to upgrade even if they weren't thinking about it before. Preparing for Mavericks With Apple...

Mavericks - What OS Do I Need to Upgrade?

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Mavericks has been released in the same method as Lion and Mountain Lion before it - through the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store began being bundled with OS X 10.6.6 and above, but Apple lists running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later as a requirement to upgrading.  If you are running a previous version of Snow Leopard, you can simply run your Software Updates and update to the latest version and be ready to upgrade your OS to Mavericks. Leap-frogging Lion and Mountain Lion Apple only lists the OS requirement as Snow Leopard or later - users...

Mavericks - Compressed Memory

One of the new features Apple is introducing on OS X Mavericks is called Compressed Memory. For users who have older Macs and are experiencing an Apple RAM upgrade limit to your machine, the new Compressed Memory feature should be very exciting. While your machine will always run faster and better with more physical memory added, Compressed Memory brings a new way to help you get the best out of your machine when you've hit a RAM upgrade limit. What is Compressed Memory? When your machine approaches it's maximum memory capacity, Mavericks will start compressing data from inactive apps and...

Mavericks - Hard Drive Space

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The requirement for free hard drive space to upgrade to OS X Mavericks is the same as was required to upgrade to Mountain Lion.  Your machine must have 8GB of available space to be able to download and install Mavericks.  Historically, Apple has been increasing the amount of hard drive space required with each OS version they release, but they have been able to keep the requirements for Mavericks the same as Mountain Lion - good news for users who are running tight on hard drive space! External Storage Options from Ramjet If you don't have enough hard drive space...

Mavericks - What Else Should I Do to Prepare?

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So you know your Mac will be able to upgrade, and your machine meets all the listed technical requirements to run Mavericks. Besides ensuring your system meets the technical requirements and running software updates, it's also a good idea to create a full backup of your machine before you upgrade. While major bugs are frequently worked out before an OS becomes available for consumers to make upgrading safe, having a functional backup of your system at any time is the best way to ensure you won't lose any of your valuable data. Using Time Machine for Your Backup Apple makes...

Activity Monitor on Your MacBook

If you're considering a MacBook RAM upgrade, here's a sure way to find out if your current system would benefit from installing more Apple RAM. Go to your Applications folder in your Finder window, and look for the Utilities folder. Inside this folder, you will find a handy application called the Activity Monitor. Double click on this application and find the System Memory option at the bottom half of the screen. You can also do a search for Activity Monitor in your Spotlight. You will find terms used for Free, Wired, Active, Inactive, and Used. The pie chart provided to...

MacBook RAM Upgrades and More

The MacBook, while now replaced by the MacBook Air line of Mac laptops, is still a great machine and continues to be the main laptop for many Apple users. These machines have seen several updates, from the original 13" MacBook that used DDR2-667Mhz memory to the most recent version from 2010 that used DDR3-1066Mhz. Unlike the MacBook Air, the MacBook has the benefit of being able to be upgraded, while the MacBook Air unfortunately cannot take upgrades either of MacBook RAM or hard drive. It is this upgradeability that has many users still using their MacBook today. MacBook Memory Slots...

Where Can I Find My Mac Model ID?

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A Mac's Model Identifier, or Model ID, is the surest way to identify the system memory for apple mac computers.  First, select "About This Mac" in your Apple Menu (top left corner). Then, select the "More Info..." button in the About This Mac window.  In the example below, the Model Identifier is for a Mac Pro 2,1 machine.  Once you know your MacBook's Model ID, you can shop for Ramjet MacBook RAM by your Model ID.   This will open your Apple System Profiler. The second line in your Hardware Overview section will display the Model ID. In OS X 10.4...

Memory for Mac Mini & More

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The Mac mini is often used as a second Mac in the home, particularly for those that have a particular application in mind for this machine. We hear of users buying a Mac mini for a home theatre system since its HDMI port makes it easy to connect to your TV.  The Mac mini server version is particularly useful for hosting services in your home.   2012 Mac mini Apple has designed the 2012 Mac mini to be user-upgradable.  You can install a pair of dimms in the Mac mini, either in 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM.  We do...

Activity Monitor on Your Mac Mini

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If you're considering a Mac Mini RAM upgrade, here's a sure way to find out if your current system would benefit from more Apple RAM.  Go to your Applications folder in your Finder and look for the Utilities folder.  Inside this folder, you will find a handy application called the Activity Monitor.  Double click on this application, find the System Memory option at the bottom half of the screen.  You will find terms used for Free, Wired, Active, Inactive, and Used.  The pie chart provided to the right will indicate how much is allocated to each of these terms.  The...

2013 Mac Pro - Internal Storage

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The 2013 Mac Pro will come standard with a Solid State Drive (SSD) connected via a PCIe port for faster data transfer rates as compared to standard SATA III. This is definitely one of the faster options that will be available on the market. The downside is the internal SSDs are of limited size.  The base option is 256GB, configurable to 512GB or 1TB upon purchase. There is only one drive slot as well, so again, internal drive bay expansion is limited. This was a definite design decision on the part of Apple, however. They are pushing Thunderbolt peripherals very...

2013 Mac Pro - Introduction

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Apple announced the new revision for its 2013 Mac Pro line at the company's WWDC and provided more details at their keynote in October. Coming in December, the new Mac Pro boasts an all-new, substantially revamped design. Apple Mac Pro Memory, for example, will use a four channel memory controller at speeds of 1866MHz.  Let's take a look at the new machine and compare it to its recent predecessors.  Each individual user will have different needs for their machines, so we'll cover all the different components and let you be the judge as to how the 2013 Mac Pro will...

2013 Mac Pro - Processor

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The 2013 Mac Pro will be sporting the newest Intel Xeon E5 processor. Apple offers two base configurations, a quad-core and six-core, but the Mac Pro is configurable up to 12 cores upon purchase. The hyper-threading advances made in the chipset will allow users up to 24 virtual cores. There are not really a lot of downsides here; developers may potentially have a hard time coming up with applications to fully utilize the large amounts of horsepower this processor can put out. Processor Specs: 2013 Mac Pro 2012 Quad-Core Mac Pro 2012 12-Core Mac Pro Intel Xeon E5 One 3.2GHz...

2013 Mac Pro - Memory

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The RAM for Mac Pro in the 2013 Mac Pro will use a 4 channel memory controller at 1866MHz DDR3 ECC RAM. The maximum capacity for memory in the machine at this point is 64GB, utilizing four 16GB sticks of RAM.  The four slots offer 60 GB/s bandwidth - approximately double the bandwidth for the current aluminum models of Mac Pros! While the RAM is user upgradeable, the system has taken a step back on the number of slots.  There are no models that offer more than four memory slots. Mac Pro Memory Specs: 2013 Mac Pro 2012 Quad-Core Mac...

2013 Mac Pro - Graphics and Display

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The 2013 Mac Pro will offer dual AMD FirePro GPUs. These graphics processors are powerful and blazing fast.  The base 4-core 2013 Mac Pro model will offer dual D300 graphics processors with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM each, while the 6-core offers the D500 with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each.  Each model can be configured higher, up to dual D700 graphics processors offering 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM with 3.5 teraflops performance.  The graphics processors, combined the the Intel Xeon E5 processor, makes a combination so powerful, users will be able to run three “4K” ultra-high resolution streams simultaneously. Due to the...

2013 Mac Pro - Expansion and Connections

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When it comes to upgrade-ability, the 2013 Mac Pro has multiple external expansion ports. At release, it will ship with four USB 3.0 Ports, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, two Ethernet ports, and one HDMI port. The memory modules for the machine are user upgradeable, so some modifications are possible. Sadly, that is about the extent of the internal upgrade-ability, which falls short when compared to some of its predecessors. The limit of one SSD internally or not being able to add additional GPUs is a significant down side for some users. The new Mac Pro is essentially trading forward thinking...

After a Mac Memory Upgrade, What Next?

After an Apple memory upgrade, your next stop is probably upgrading your Mac with newer Apple software.  We found this interesting article in MacTuts recently about some of the obstacles that users may encounter along the way.  Robert Anthony does an excellent job of providing users with a couple options on how to take newer software that you already own on a newer Mac system and use it for your older Mac that you just souped up with the help of new Ramjet memory.   In this example, a 2009 MacBook Pro is going to make use of newer software...