Help installing RAM on new 27" iMac

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

  1. macrumors 601

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    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

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

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

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  5. thread starter macrumors 601

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

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  6. macrumors member

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    And have you noticed any difference? :)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 601

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    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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