Is 12GB of Ram ok?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by XxWestinxX, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. XxWestinxX macrumors member

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    I just got a new 2011 21.5 in iMac

    Is it ok to have 12gb of ram?

    So the original 4gb, and then add 8gb?

    Or does that not work right?
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Works great for me - and great for my co worker
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
     
  4. kylera macrumors 65816

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    That is how I use 12GB :)
     
  5. FMJPhoto.com macrumors member

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    Works fine for me, I use my iMac for my photography business. I did what you're thinking, 4Gb+8Gb, easy install, works perfectly.
     
  6. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't see a problem with doing that you should get 12GB out of doing that, But I prefer 16GB on my iMac which I already have for awhile now.
     
  7. Spike88, Mar 24, 2012
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    My "typical home usage with NO games" iMac has Apple 2x2 + 3rd party 2x4 (total 12 GBs) and it works great. After using for a few hours, I check its Activity Monitor - Memory Usage values and its might be using 6 GBs of total 12. Best of all, 0 Page outs. If into simular usage, bet your iMac will use 6-8 GBs range. re: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w251/Spike99-Pictures/New iMac system/MemoryUpgrade-After1.png

    Long mumblings short... I'd give Apple 2x2 + 3rd party 2x4 GBs a try for a while. If Page Outs is above 0, then simply replace Apple 2x2 with 3rd party 2x4 (to obtain total 16 GBs) later on. But, only replace based 2x2 when it's needed.

    Hope this helps in your research...
     
  8. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  9. Spink10 Suspended

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    just for confirmation - he is correct - top one
     

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