iMac ram upgrade HELP

Discussion in 'iMac' started by, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    I've recently bought an 20" imac with 1gb ram, but i wanted to upgrade it to 2gb. Have I to buy 2x 1gb ram or just 1x 1gb (because 1gb is already inside) ?
  2. Buttercookie macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2007
    I believe the iMac you are talking about has 2 slots both with 512 mb of ram in them. So you will not be able to reuse them. You should get 2 1 gig sticks
  3. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    what he said..

    also, if you're not sure how to manually upgrade it, there's plenty of decent video's of it on youtube...
    should take no more than 5 mins though ;)
  4. chris22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    I have a 20" iMac which has 2 ram slots and 1gb ram but one of the slots are empty so it means you can just get another 1gb stick.

    Go to About this mac then more info then memory and it will tell you what is in each slot.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    I've got the early 2008 model, have you the same one?
    At the moment I'm not at home and I can't check About This Mac...
  6. chris22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    i got mine in june so its the most up to date one i have.
  7. octopub macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm just about to upgrade my mac with an extra 2gb to add to the 1 gb I have already. Does it matter which way round they go? i.e. does the 2gb have to go in the slot that is currently being used by the 1gb ram?

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