|Feb 19, 2013, 05:30 PM||#1|
Need some help with my RAM.
I had 4x4GB of RAM in my computer totalling 16GB. I had to send back two 4GB RAM sticks (one was bad) to Corsair. I now have 2x4GB in my computer totalling 8GB of RAM.
I received the package with my new RAM in it today and for some reason Corsair sent me back one 16GB stick. I'm now not sure what to do. Is it ok to use 2x4GB and 1x16GB of RAM (totalling 24GB) or will that cause performance issues? Or is it best to just bite the bullet and go buy 2x4GB of RAM so in the end I will have 4x4GB of RAM bringing me back to where I started, but unfortunately costing me money.
Any help would be much appreciated.
|Feb 20, 2013, 04:05 AM||#3|
Send it back and get the correct DIMMs.
Whilst you CAN install RAM in odd numbers of chips, you will get half the memory bandwidth, and I doubt your pro is certified for 16 GB dimms anyway. It may/may not work, but if it does performance will be less than it should be.
MBP (early 2011) - Core i7 2720 2.2ghz, Hires Glossy, 16GB, Seagate Momentus XT 750GB
Mac Mini (mid 2007) - Core2 Duo 1.8, 2gb, 320gb 7200 rpm
iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPad Mini, HTC One (eval)
|Feb 20, 2013, 04:35 AM||#4|
Please specify which MacPro model you have!
MacPro5,1 MacPro1,1 etc. - it makes a huge difference!
|Feb 20, 2013, 11:49 AM||#6|
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