4894 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2009 10:51 AM by spencer94
Geekbench only tests processor and memory speed.
64 bit may test slower than 32 bit, depending on the machine..
Graphics card has nothing to do with Geekbench.
2GB of memory isn't optimizing the memory channel.
8x 1GB, 8x 2GB or 8x 4GB will give you optimal performance.
In other words, fill ALL 8 slots:
Ok, another question.. Its amazing u don't have a intel mac but yet u know so much
I want to run Paralells or VM Fusion. How much memory is enough, or where do I want to be? Last nite, for instance, i was getting spinning beach balls while both emulators were loading. Remember, my 2008 mac pro which is the 3.0 model(not clovertown!!!!!!) has 2GB of memory.
Also, by seeing the benchmarks, the 3.2 version of the 2008 mac pro doesn't seem all that much faster than mine, except in cases with memory.
You have two 1GB modules, so the cheapest route is to buy 6x 1GB modules for a total of 8GB.
Unless you use Adobe or Final Cut software, 8GB should be plenty.
Benchmarks should improve, as the RAM/CPU integration of your machine will be optimized with 8 slots filled.
As you could see from the Barefeats page, there isn't any improvement in bandwidth with more RAM.
The magic is in the configuration.
Your Geekbench score should improve, but real world performance is more important than a benchmark.
There are certain things you can do to easily increase your score. i have an imac and the first time i ran geekbench i got a score of roughly 8,000. i was able to increase that score by 450 points. i did this by restarting my computer and then running some applications and then closing them (it made my score worse if i just restarted it and immediately ran geekbench) and also turning up the screen to full brightness helps a lot i'm not sure why but it does, and i'm sure there are other little thins you can do to increase your score you just have to play around with it.