Is 12GB of Ram ok?

XxWestinxX

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Jul 22, 2011
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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?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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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?
You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
 

David085

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Nov 9, 2009
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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.
 

Spike88

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Jan 25, 2010
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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...
 
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