Benefits of Matching DIMMs on a Rev a iMac G5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Redline13, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Redline13 macrumors 6502

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    My parents have a rev. a iMac G5 with 256mb of ram. They are going to be installing tiger on it and and they are going to be upping the ram. According to http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300082 there is a benefit of using matching DIMMs. How signifigant is this benefit in real world use? I was going to suggest to them that they buy a single gig stick but might it be better to purchase two sticks of 512? The drawback is that if a couple of years down the road they decide to max out the ram they will have to buy two single gig sticks instead of a just one.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Some benchmarks to help you decide:
    http://www.barefeats.com/imacg5d.html

    Basically, pure memory benchmarks show a considerable benefit, but little or no gain in real applications. His conclusion:
     
  3. Redline13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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