Gah! Another RAM Question...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by D34th, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. D34th macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2006
    Okay, so for the past 4 days I have tried my best to look for an answer for my question, searched, searched, and searched. As I did find a lot of information, I still would like a more direct answer, so I'm breaking down and just asking. Now I understand that it is better to have paired RAM. I have the Intel iMac 17" with 512 RAM...I will be upgrading sometime in the near future, and I plan it to be my only RAM upgrade. Should I buy a 1 gig stick for a total of 1.5 gigs or just buy another 512 stick with a total of 1 gig and the "performance" of paired sticks? Since I won't be upgrading again after this, is it better to have 1.5 or 1 gig paired? Sorry for another RAM question, thank you...
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Having the extra 512 Mb of total RAM in the 512 + 1 Gb configuration trumps the speed advantage of 2 x 512 in matched pairs. Especially for apps under Rosetta.

    Yeah, we've covered this before, even today...

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