New iMac, Crucial RAM upgrade: When to Install

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Klrbee25, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Klrbee25 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I just bought a24" iMac with the base RAM and bought 3gb through Crucial. Can I install this RAM before my first system bootup, or should I load up the computer for the first time with the base RAM before swapping it out for the Crucial sticks? I'm guessing I should first boot with the base RAM to ensure the computer works correctly and then power down to install the upgrade sticks.

    Thanks,

    Alex
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That plan sounds good. You always want to ensure the system works before you change anything - it can save a lot of hassle down the road.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

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    Seconded. Use it for a day just to make sure it's stable, and then install the RAM.
     
  4. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah use it for a couple of days with the base ram then upgrade,, taht way you can really tell the difference and that's just well......cool
     

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