iMac RAM configuration

Discussion in 'iMac' started by anthonybrewster, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. anthonybrewster macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    Okay, so I have the mid 2010 iMac with the 3.06 ghz i3 processor. I have the ram it came with (4 gb) I planned on buying an 8GB Kit (4GBx2). Could I just put the 2 4gb cards in the iMac and have a total of 12 gb of ram? Or would that not work...

    P.S. This is the RAM I purchased
  2. parapup macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    According to this yes that combination should work.
  3. desantii macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2006
    Aurora, IL
  4. Montymitch macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2009
    After upgrading my MacBook to 8gb, I had 2 x2gb sticks and thought what the heck. Now my iMac has 8bg, utilizing the 4gb that it came with plus the 2 x2gb from my MacBook.
    Weird configurations seem to work fine.
  5. Azzin macrumors 601


    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    Interesting thread! :D

    I've just taken delivery of a 27" 2011 i5 Quad Core iMac, with 4GB of RAM (2x2GB).

    I have 8GB of PC DDR3 RAM sitting here doing nothing.

    Is Apple RAM the same as PC RAM?

    If so, can I remove the 2 x 2GB stick I have in my iMac and replace them with 2 x 4 gig sticks?

    [Edit] - According to Crucial, the iMac has 4 x slots and can take a max of 16GB: i5 (27-inch - DDR3) Mid 2011&Cat=RAM

    So maybe I could add the 8 gig I have, to the 4 gig that's in there? :eek:
  6. Fonze macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Also have a 2011 27 imac. i just bought 2x4gig and added it to the 2x2gig, so 12gig in total, no problems.

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