4 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2009 3:43 AM by noice_T
Hotwheels22 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Would anyone mind helping me understand what "kind" of MacPro (early, late or whatever) I have and how all of this may or may not affect how memory is recognized by WinXP through Leopard?

Is there an issue here in terms of the difference and if so, what is it exactly?

Also, will these issues be the same in terms of Windows 7 when it comes out?

Lastly, I was looking at buying a MacBook mostly because I want a small profile computer for office related tasks while on the go, even though I should be buying something that will accommodate more ram if I wanted to run my professional software on it.

Are the same kind of issues involved in what kind of MacBook or MacBookPro I buy?

Much thanks,


P.S. If I can get this information without the kind of low-grade insult and hostility that the guy with five boxes gave me on my earlier posts on this, that would be super.

I'll tell you after I get the help on this post, Windows XP, Leopard
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (263,105 points)
    Open the System Profiler in your Utilities folder. The machine information will include information such as the following:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
    Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz

    The information after Model Identifier will tell you which generation and the model within the generation. 1,1 means first generation, first model; 2,1 would mean second generation, first model. The Early 2009 (newest) model should be 4,1. There have been thus far four generations: Mid 2006, Mid 2007, Early 2008, and Early 2009.

    All Intel Macs are similarly identified.

    The currently made MacBooks can accommodate at least 6 GBs of RAM, although the Unibody MacBook Pro is supposed to accommodate 8 GBs. However, I don't know that anyone has reported they have successfully installed 8 GBs.

    If your work requires FireWire ports then you will need the White MacBook or a MacBook Pro. Unibody MacBooks do not have a FireWire port.

    Oh, and I'm the guy you insulted not the other way around. You simply have a problem listening.

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  • SYCAMOREGRAD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Great response, Kappy!

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  • SYCAMOREGRAD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can also get there by clicking "About this mac" from the apple drop down, then clicking "more info" on that resulting window, instead of digging through the finder. :-D