Possible to use only One slot instead of Two?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sukanas, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2007
    i have a 1gb slot running in my imac and the other one being empty..

    is that ok?
    cuase ive been getting random freezes and shutdowns...
    my computer crashed at least 30 times today

    everything from gray screens, complete freeze, random shutdown.. sometimes wont even boot!!
  2. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    whatever problems you are having, its not because you have an empty ram slot. That's how apple ships it. If it was a problem that caused freezing, etc, it would be idiotic for them to ship it like that. bad ram couldbe a problem, or it could be some other hardware issue, or a software problem, but having an empty ram slot is fine.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    It should be fine to use just one memory slot, but it sounds like the memory you have is bad.

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