iMac dual channel mem question?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AndyR, May 15, 2006.

  1. AndyR macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I'm looking at buying a 20" iMac real soon and will want to get it to 2gb. However, I was planning on buying it from Apple with 1gb and then dropping in a stick of Crucial 1gb. Would this then not run in dual channel as they are not identical dimms or does it not matter what make they are, as long as they are both 1gb modules?

    Only reason I'm doing it this way as its cheaper than getting the full 2gb to start with.

  2. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    short answer: probably

    long answer: it depends if thhey are double sided or single sided and practically all 1GB sticks use the same number of memory modules thus you dont have anything to worry about. even if it does not run dual channel the difference is minute.

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