Can I mix RAM sticks on late 2012 27 Imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tkwolf, May 19, 2013.

  1. tkwolf macrumors 6502

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    I have the base 27 inch model with 8 GB (2 4GB sticks) and I plan to buy an additional 8 GB stick (just one stick) to make it 16 GB all in all. This is alright, right? No issues whatsoever? I know i should be getting the 1600 label (not too good with the terms) and I am fairly new to iMac in general.
     
  2. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    You remove the dual-channel functionality and cut the speed of the RAM for certain operations in half. It's better to install a 2x4GB or 2x8GB kit instead.
     
  3. tkwolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So it really is not advisable then. Thanks for the clarrification. I will take note of this.
     

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