Help installing RAM on new 27" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bobright, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    So I purchased 16GB of Crucial RAM and it just came in. I am going to try and tackle this hopefully it gets installed correctly.

    Can you guys recommend any guides or tips? Does it have to be in certain slots? Do I leave the Apple stock RAM where it is and just put these 2 in the opposite sides (there are 4 slots if I understand correctly)?

    I plan to keep my Apple stock 8GB and install this 16GB for a total of 24GB RAM.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2012
    Load it every other slot, starting from the bottom, to keep them in pairs for dual channel mode.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    Just put the 2 new sticks in the 2 empty slots. Doesn't get any easier. Takes 2 minutes, if that.
  4. macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2012
  5. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Sweet, I'm up and running at 24GB :D;):apple:

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  6. macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Cornwall, UK
    And have you noticed any difference? :)
  7. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    It seems snappier prior to installing the RAM saw a beach ball once for a brief second while in Logic Pro with a lot of other stuff open, so far doing the same tasks have seen nothing. :D

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