Putting new RAM in 2011 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cooky560, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. cooky560 macrumors regular

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    I know with windows there are rules about what can go in what slots (which is why the motherboards had different coloured slots) however I've never changed ram in an iMac before, so I was wondering if there are any rules or if I can just plug the ram straight in. Both the new and default sticks are ddr3 10600 (1333mhz)
     
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  3. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    Just put em in. same speed is advisable though
     
  4. EricT43 macrumors regular

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    There are rules, actually, but only if you are not filling all the slots.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1423#1


     
  5. danpass macrumors 68020

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    is it the same memory as that which goes in the 2011 MBPs?
     
  6. EricT43 macrumors regular

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    Yes, it appears to be the same specs. Only the MBP only has two memory slots for a maximum of 8GB.

    I actually just recently ordered 8GB from NewEgg. $49.99 + free shipping. This will give me 12GB total.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233215
     

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