imac 2011 27" is 4 gigs of ram should i upgrade to 12 or 20gigs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by madeirabhoy, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    ordering ram for my imac 2011. its got 4 slots, and 2x2gb chips in it.

    its 80 euro for 1x8gb chip or 150 for 2x8gb,

    so buying 8 is going to leave me with 12gb and one slot which i can fill at a later date.

    is it okay though to have 1x8 and 2x2?

    i play games both mac and bootcamp, do light indesign stuff, nothing mental, im sure ill notice a difference between 4gb and 12gb but would i really notice between 12gb and 20gb?
  2. elithrar macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2007
    It is extremely unlikely you will notice the difference between 12GB and 20GB.
  3. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    good, cheers mate, 8 gigs ordered.
  4. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    Only reason why I run more than 8gb of ram is because I run multiple VMs at once. If that isn't the case for you, then 12gb is plenty.

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