iMac memory upgrade question?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by santanatwins, May 16, 2011.

  1. santanatwins macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased 8g ram (2x4g) 1066mhz for my iMac 2.93mhz 2010 model. In my haste to take advantage of a special, I didn't realize it was 1066mhz forgetting that my iMac currently has 1333mhz (2x2g) installed.

    My question is: Can I install the 1066mhz along with the 1333mhz without there being a conflict? Or should I just return the 1066mhz chips and get (2x4g) 1333mhz to keep all the modules the same?

    Also: If there is no problem with using both at the same time, will the difference in speed be a noticeable drop in performance compared to having all the modules at 1333mhz vs. 1066mhz? I am guessing the 1333mhz will drop down to 1066mhz, but I'm just guessing.
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    you can try. Either it will work or it wont.

    You would be better off just returning it.
     
  3. tsugaru macrumors 6502

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    It will work, but only at the lower speed (lowest common denominator.)
     

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