Get the 4GB from apple and add either 2 sticks of 4GB to get the total of 12GB or replace all of them for 16GB of ram.I may be getting a new iMac soon and I was just wondering how much Memory should I get for it that will be good for the life of this computer, to handle things.
It only removes the dual channel which is less than 10% performance drop max. The benefits of extra memory would out weigh the bandwidth gain.robbie12345 said:just remember 12gb and 24gb get rid of the dual channel memory aspect and make th ram run at 1000mhz or something like that
Do you have any link with additional information on that? I was thinking of doing 12GB for both of us.just remember 12gb and 24gb get rid of the dual channel memory aspect and make th ram run at 1000mhz or something like that
it really doesn't matter. I just upgraded a new system, and I did it right out of the box. It was easier to do while most of the protective wrapping was still on the monitor and it was laying flat.I too am getting a new iMac like the OP. Im getting additional ram as well, my question is, should i turn the imac on and set it up or can i install the ram right out the box with out turning it on first? thanks guys
The problem is that you spend an extra $200 for that upgrade from Apple.i bought apples madly expensive ram, so i didn't end up with 2 2gig dims that i didn't want. Whereas if you buy an imac with 8gig apple give you 2 4 gig dims, so when upgrading to 16g no dims are wasted.