Mid-2012 MBP Ram into Mid-2011 iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by csjo00, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. csjo00 macrumors regular

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    Long story short, I upgraded RAM in my MBP to 8GB. I have the two old 2GB sticks in a box. Can I use them to add onto my parent's iMac?

    From what little I've done, it seems possibly. My only concern is that the 2GB sticks I have lying around are 1600MHz and my parent's iMac uses 1333MHz. I know standard computer hardware will down clock the faster RAM to the slower RAM's speeds. Will iMac logic boards do the same?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nickwell24 macrumors regular

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    Shouldn't be an issue, swap them out. If it does turnout to be an issue, which is very unlikely, just put the original iMac ram back in.
     
  3. csjo00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I was thinking, but rather than swapping I'm adding.

    Thanks!
     

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