Can I use 2 different brands of ram in my 27" iMac?

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  1. oriolesfan, Apr 22, 2013
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    oriolesfan macrumors newbie

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    I bought an iMac about a year ago and had the ram upgraded by the seller in 2 of the slots.(this has 4 slots total) They swapped 2 2GB out for 2 4 GB making the total 12 GB ram. They put in transcend brand ram. I do a lot of heavy editing, so I would like to upgrade the 2 other slots from 2 2GB to 2 4GB as well. The exact transcend part number that was put in before is no longer available. Could I put 2 new Crucial brand in with the 2 Transcend that are already in there? Or do I need to buy 4 so that there are all 4 the same? Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes, you can use different brands and capacities, as long as the specs are appropriate for your computer. There is a slight advantage in having matched pairs, but it's not essential.

    MR Guide to Matched RAM on Intel Macs
     
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  4. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    make sure there the same speeds because your system will adjust all the ram modules to the lowest speed one
     

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