Can you mix RAM sizes in Intel iMacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sigamy, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    If I pick up a stock Core 2 Duo iMac with 2x512mb SODIMMs can I later swap one out with a 1GB stick for a total of 1.5GB? Will there be any issues?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You can absolutely do that...there is some benefit to having matched pairs of RAM, but it is almost imperceptibly small for the iMac. It makes a bit more difference on machines with integrated graphics like the Mac mini and the MacBook.
     
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  4. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto. No problems.
     
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  6. sigamy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks all. I think I'll be getting a 20 incher in a day or two.
     
  7. Jeonat macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac with Intel GMA, pulled out 1 of the 256Mb sticks and replaced it with a 512Mb. I know there is benefit for having matched pairs in computers with integrated graphics but I haven't noticed any problems - and in any event the performance boost given in games etc. from the extra memory is worth it.
     

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