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

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    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

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

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

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    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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