Adding RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tango Charlie, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Tango Charlie macrumors newbie

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    The iMacs ship, by default, with 4GB of RAM in the form of 2x2GB sticks, right? And there are four RAM slots in the machine?

    Question:

    Can I stick two 4GB sticks in the other two slots?

    Or do they have to match?
     
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  3. Tango Charlie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you aware of any performance hit or other side-effects?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There shouldn't be any because modern memory controllers can handle mixed RAM just fine.
     
  5. Tango Charlie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help, and kudos to you for being such a ninja around here. :D
     
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