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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:49 PM   #1
87grand
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Upgrade memory question

Is it ok to add 2 sticks of 8gb of the same type memory to the already 4gb in my 2011, I5, 3.1 Imac ? That equals 20gb, is this a good thing ?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Is it ok to add 2 sticks of 8gb of the same type memory to the already 4gb in my 2011, I5, 3.1 Imac ? That equals 20gb, is this a good thing ?
Yes, you can add unmatched RAM with no problems.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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Yes, you can add unmatched RAM with no problems.
What does it mean – “with no problems”?
Will it “just work”? Or will it perform as good as the matched set?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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What does it mean – “with no problems”?
Will it “just work”? Or will it perform as good as the matched set?
Yes, it will "just work." You get a slight performance benefit from using matched RAM, but not enough to outweigh the increase in RAM.

MR Guide to Matched RAM on Intel Macs
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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Thanks all, thats what I needed.






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Yes, it will "just work." You get a slight performance benefit from using matched RAM, but not enough to outweigh the increase in RAM.

MR Guide to Matched RAM on Intel Macs
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