Matched pairs with RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TitanTiger, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

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    I'm always confused about how this works. I know that certain types of RAM work better if they are matched pairs. I have an iMac, Core2Duo, 21.5" that has the stock 4GB (2 x 2GB) in it. I was thinking of buying 8GB of RAM (2 x 4GB sticks) to take it to 12GB overall. Would this work since there'd be two sets of matching pairs or would I not be getting the full benefit of this RAM boost?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, that would work.


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  3. TitanTiger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So no problems? I'm taking full advantage of the dual channel RAM thingy?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If you use two 2 GB and two 4 GB sticks, yes, you take advantage of that dual channel thingy.
     
  5. datcats macrumors newbie

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    Perpetuating the belief that mac fans are rude......
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I am not a Mac fan.

    And what is so rude about showing someone a tool to find answers for him/herself?
    Or are you of the opinion, that spoonfeeding everyone should be the better way?
    Besides, I answered the ****ing question.

    Now that was rude. Ahh, look, a squirrel.
     

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