Upgrading Ram?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Brykwil, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    From windows to a Imac,,, Late December my 27in will be here,my new 32GB OWC memory upgrade will be delivered Dec,10! Question,,,,should I run the new Imac for a little while right out of the box, then install new 32GB of ram or install new ram before first start up? pros/cons? Thanks Guys
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    It won't make any difference when you put the memory in. You just won't have the extra 24GB of RAM until you install the upgrade.

    No reason to wait... the iMac won't get attached to the 8GB of RAM and refuse to date the new ram. :)
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    Thanks,,,could I have just bought 24GB OWC and left Apples 8GB in there and everything would work fine? Or is it best to use all OWC 32GB memory? Thanks
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    As long as the RAM is the same speed as the Apple installed RAM it should be fine. I have extra RAM from Crucial waiting to go in mine when it arrives.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Firstly if you change ram before first boot the apple logic board will recognize this so it will bsod and you'll need to send it back for repair....secondly the OWC 24gb would alienate the lone apple 8gb and the data channels would be clogged with claims as to which ram was actually the dearest, OWC would probably win but you bottleneck would be the apple stick as it 'in theory' owns the ram stomping ground.

    Yes you should also change your underpants tomorrow also :)

    Welcome to MAC land!
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    Ok thanks,,I bought 32GB for $195.00! I will use all 32GB OWM to be safe! Will this void Apples warranty if I install it myself?
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    Ok thanks,,,I was thinking I would wait a few weeks before upgrading The Ram anyway just to make sure everything is running smoothly! Nice to be part of Mac Land!!
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    Use it, upgrade it, use it. There is no reason NOT to use the system prior to your upgrade.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    It won't affect it in the least. Go inside the computer that's another story.
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    Great,,,,,,can't wait!
  11. macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Errr sorry I was only pulling your leg with that b.s. ;-)

    Listen to the others.....
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    Wow,,what a dick!! My first & last thread! I will find a new site to post my unworthy questions! Thanks
  13. macrumors 68000

    Jun 25, 2003
    I didn't think pyzon's post was that bad, at least compared to some of the stuff you see around the 'net. And he/she did apologize.

    If you do leave, though, you'll be hard pressed to find a community like this. Sure, the signal to noise ratio isn't always as high as I'd like, but there's lots of good information here, too.

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