4 gigs of ram bought, use al in imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by glocke12, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

    glocke12

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    I bought 4 gigs of ram from crucial, with the intent of using it all in my imac. I just realized I can use some the of the same ram in my MBP. What should I do? Use it all in my imac, or split it between the two, so each has three gigs of ram? FWIW, my MBP runs fine with two gigs...
     
  2. erikpmort macrumors regular

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    lol so much ram, what to do... i actually just posted a question about ram.... in your imac you only have 2 slots right? so i guess unless they are 2 gig sticks then you can't put them all in your imac....
     
  3. psu2010 macrumors newbie

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    Personally I would max the iMac out. Unless you are using real memory intensive apps on your MBP.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I agree with the above posters - max out one of the systems, preferably the one you'll run the most simultaneous and/or memory-hogging apps on, as long as you've got at least 2GB on the other.
     
  5. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Max out the RAM on the iMac, 2 gigs of ram on a laptop is good enough.
     
  6. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Personally I'd max out my MBP, but that's the machine I use the most for graphics work, so it makes sense.

    Basically, max out the machine you use most heavily
     
  7. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Put them in the iMac the MBP will be happy the way it is...
     
  8. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    glocke12

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    cool...just dumped them in the imac, what an improvement.

    gotta admit, installing the ram was the easy part. Finding the correct screwdriver was alot harder....
     

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