Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 8:13 PM (in response to paulfromwinchester)
How do the A2....B1 map to Apple's 1 to 8 identifiers. I have 6 x 4GB sticks in slots 1 to 3 and 5 to 8
For a 2009 mac pro:
The reported temps vary between 35-50C on a typical snapshot. Is that normal?
Looking at the temps in my 2010 6-core mac pro I believe those temps are fine. Have your fans revved up at all (iStat Pro can show them too)? If not the sensors "think" that the temps are fine too.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to paulfromwinchester)
Temperature Monitor is considered to be more accurate tool for giving readings.
The paid version has a few additions - and I've used it since pre-Mac Pro.
Good to see consistency!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to paulfromwinchester)
2 fans are at 1200 and 3 at 600....
I used the limited version of Hardware Monitor and it gave more consistent slot temps of ~ 40C
The 1200's sounds a bit high to me (few hundred high, but not enormously high). Which ones are those?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to X423424X)
Thanks, cans of air have arrived so will clean dust out over weekend. Everything is pointing to SDD as problem because it has been running for days on HDD without issues.
I have a Crucial M4 and don't want another Crucial. Im in the uk so don't want OWC import; what are the best reliable alternatives to these 2 makes of SDD?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to paulfromwinchester)
Popular and safer probably than canned is
Not SSD but fast and effective for yrs to come.
One of the top sites for information on SSDs
Samsung 830 are good and Apple is using Samsung. But you want to find and install TRIM Enabler too.
OWC SSD Europe
Intel 530 SSD are one of if not the best in reliability - and Intel had to to ship millions for OEM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 1:56 AM (in response to The hatter)
Thanks. Is it lack of TRIM that causes SSD to hang?. I've seen a thread about how to enable TRIM in Lion; is that then enough for those Samsung 830 mentioned?
I would rather not go chasing and installing firmware updates if it can be avoided.
Do the Intels do their own garbage collection?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to paulfromwinchester)