Recently decided to purchase some RAM upgrades for my laptop. It's not that it wasn't that fast with 4GB, but when using a 2GB RAM windows 7 VM (VMware Fusion), things started to slow down. I still need to use windows in a VM for software applications like QuickBooks, and to access the KVM switch we have out in Buffalo. I purchased the upgrade from Other World Computing, aka macsales.com, where it was only about $130 for the upgrade. It was slightly higher than newegg, but OWC had the video card upgrade for my Mac Pro (A whole different fiasco). Anyways, the laptop is running lightning fast
Check out the article I just finished... It's a HOWTO on installing and configuring Windows 7 x64 in VMWare Fusion, which is VMWare's workstation product for Mac OS X.
I've had it running on my 8-Core Mac Pro for a little while now
It's been a while since my last blog about the Mac, and everything has been going great! I decided to take advantage of the falling prices of RAM, and upgraded to 16GB, which is the max that this Mac can take. I don't think I should have any issues now! The WinTec ram was no longer available from Newegg, so I ended up purchasing Transcend. No issues with it, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade to their Mac Pro.
I also decided to backup my system and do a clean install of Leopard (OS 10.5). After a few months now of using Leopard, I've been very pleased with it. Everything runs great, and most, if not all, issues that I've had have been resolved!
Just wanted to give props to WinTec for taking care of my RAM issue. A while back I ordered RAM from newegg for my Mac Pro, and it sat around until I finally got moved into the building. When I put the RAM in the machine, 2 of the sticks were DoA, and the newegg return period had expired. So I got an RMA through WinTec, and I'm sure you guys are thinking the same thing I did...doesn't even sound like a good company.
Not true. I spoke to a live person right away, got an RMA number, sent it out there, and got it back. All within two weeks, which is good considering it had to go back and forth to Cali.
So +1 for Wintec
Now I'm ready to go!!!