Question about iMac RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wilds94, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. wilds94 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2012
    So, i've ordered my first iMac computer and it's due to come tomorrow. In preparation for this, i also ordered 32gb of RAM off of amazon. Little did i know, the iMac takes Laptop RAM and not Desktop RAM like common sense would indicate. All of that aside, I now have to wait about 3 weeks for a refund for the RAM and so i'm going to buy 16gb of RAM for now from the store.

    My question is, it's fine for me to use 2x 4gb sticks and 2x 8gb sticks right? They're all 1600MHZ.

    Thanks for the help. Also any tips for a new iMac user would be great if theres anything else i should know ;)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, it's fine to mix capacities and brands, as long as the specs are appropriate for your Mac. There is a slight performance benefit from using matched pairs, but it's not required.
  3. wilds94 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2012
  4. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    Common sense would be to order sodimm as per the specs. Just sayin'
  5. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Come on, play nice! :p

    The more important question is if it is a 21" or 27", because if the OP has bought a 21", he/she will have more problems than what type of DIMM is used, as it is a sealed case.


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