Upgrade memory question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 87grand, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 17, 2010
    #1
    Is it ok to add 2 sticks of 8gb of the same type memory to the already 4gb in my 2011, I5, 3.1 Imac ? That equals 20gb, is this a good thing ?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Yes, you can add unmatched RAM with no problems.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    May 28, 2012
    #3
    What does it mean – “with no problems”?
    Will it “just work”? Or will it perform as good as the matched set?
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    Yes, it will "just work." You get a slight performance benefit from using matched RAM, but not enough to outweigh the increase in RAM.

    MR Guide to Matched RAM on Intel Macs
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 17, 2010
    #5
    Thanks all, thats what I needed. :D






     

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