Ordered New iMac

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  1. zutty53 macrumors newbie

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    I just ordered a new iMac 27. I got it with stock 8 gigs of ram and ordered two more 8 gig sticks from Crucial. Is there any problem with having 2 4gig and 2 8 gig (24 total)? I also got it with a 512 SSD. I'm currently using a 2009 24" and hope this new machine will show a big performance increase for my photo editing.
     
  2. interstella macrumors regular

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    I'm running 24Gb on a late 2013 iMac and it's just fine. Actually, it's the best computer I've ever bought :).

    There shouldn't be any problems with the configuration you describe but be careful and patient when fitting the extra RAM.
     
  3. zutty53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. Is there any particular sequence the ram should be installed? Or just put the 2 new 8 gig sticks into the empty slots.
    Thanks!
     
  4. interstella macrumors regular

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    I just put them into the empty slots. Some people reckon they find a very small increase in performance by arranging them as 2x8 and 2x4 but I think the general opinion is that it doesn't really matter.
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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    I have 24GB as well and just put the added 16GB in the empty slots. Never was an issue for me.
     
  6. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I've always just added more RAM to the empty slots on my previous iMacs, this is the 1st model that I'll be replacing the stock RAM w/ a full "matched set" of 32GB.
     

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  7. zutty53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any particular reason for adding the new ram beyond the addition? I just added the 2-8 gigs sticks rather than removing my stock 2-4 gig sticks because I simply couldn't afford to buy 4-8 gig sticks at this time.
    Has anyone had anything other than good results with Crucial brand? I chose them over OWC because of price mainly and they seem to have a good reputation.
     
  8. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Crucial has always worked great for me.

    I'm itching to add 16GB to my new iMac, but it doesn't seem to need it yet.
     
  9. FantasyX macrumors member

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    I also have added (about a month ago) 2x8 Crucial sticks to the existing 2x4 totaling of 24 GB of RAM, and I've arranged them from bottom to top 8-4-8-4 like some people have suggested in the past.
    My late 2012 iMac27 has been running smoothly thus far with no issues at all. (Knock on wood)
     
  10. tkwolf macrumors 6502

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    Running on 24 GB of RAM here, works well! Have fun with your new machine!
     
  11. dangerly macrumors regular

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    Same situation.
    Working very well.
     
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    Waiting for my 27" i7, 780m, 8gb ram(Upgrade myself), 512gb SSD :D
     

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