question about iMac c2d memory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by McGarvels, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. McGarvels macrumors 6502

    McGarvels

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    Hi All,
    So I was going to install new memory into my new 20" iMac c2d (refurbished) when I noticed that there is only 1 memory slot filled with a 1GB stick. I thought that the RAM on all the CD or C2D had to have both memory slots filled? My computer is running normally with only the 1 stick, but I was just curious. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Nah, it's mainly for the Mac mini and the MacBook that use the extra little bit of oomph from using matched pairs of RAM to boost the graphics performance. It's not a requirement though and seeing as you've got a spare slot it means you can upgrade all the way to 3GB if you wished without having to throw anything out.
     
  3. McGarvels thread starter macrumors 6502

    McGarvels

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    Awesome, that works for me. Any recommendations on RAM? I'm not sure what vendor to go with. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    I trust OWC and DMS for my RAM purchases...you'll find that they both come highly recommended here.

    Both companies offer good prices, are very Mac-knowledgeable, and have terrific customer service. You might be able to find cheaper, generic PC RAM out there somewhere, but I find it better to go with these guys. They guarantee their RAM to work in your machine and will take great care of you if it doesn't.
     

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