iMac 4GB + 8GB?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Josh Kahane, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2006
    Suffolk, UK

    I got my iMac early 2011, (the model before the most recent one) and it has 4GBs of memory. Am I correct in saying that will be 2x 2GBs? And there are 4 RAM slots?

    I am considering a RAM upgrade and I can get 8GBs, 2x4GB sticks, can I just fill the 2 empty slots making 12GBs? Or is it recommended not to?

  2. AllStarCelica macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    thats exactly what i did when i bought my 2011 imac i5 in June. before i even turned it on, i popped in 2X4GB chips into the two remaining empty slots for s total of 12GB (2X2GB and 2X4GB). it made a huge difference for me because i use Parallels with Windows 7 (a gigantic memory hog) and Logic Pro.

    so in the end, go ahead and do it. its worth it
  3. SawceBaws macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2011
    Yes, that's perfectly possible :) Just make sure you get the correct type of ram for your iMac. have a good Mac Scanner which scans your Mac, and links you to the ram you need to purchase for your iMac straight from their store!

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