Can I have TWO different RAM memory amount in my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sandman512, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. sandman512 macrumors member

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    So, I have a mid 2012 MBP that came with 4 GB of RAM. I used the CRUCIAL scanner and identified the memory that I need. I went on Amazon and ordered up 8 GB of RAM. I thought they were sending two 4gb of RAM, but instead, I got 1 GB of RAM. I installed the 8 GB in one slot and left the2 Gb in the other thus giving me 10 GB. Is this ok as they are not the same GB? Thanks!
     
  2. killawat macrumors 65816

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    This is fine. You'll get a small performance boost from using identical modules, and your crucial module may be slowed down by the stock module (if the speeds are mismatched) but theres no point in having the slot empty.
     
  3. sandman512 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    It will be just fine like @killawat said. When you feel like upgrading again, you can go for another 8GB module and match the one you just got.
     
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