Question About RAM..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mikelegacy, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

    mikelegacy

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    I just order 2 x 8GB sticks of RAM from OWC, and I was wondering if it's ill advised to just add those two sticks to the 2 x 2GB sticks that are stock from the computer?

    Should I just completely replace the 2 x 2GB sticks, or would adding the 2 x 8GB sticks not really effect performance if I kept the stock RAM installed as well?

    I know there are weird issues with stock RAM and 3rd party RAM sometime. Normally as long as RAM is installed in pairs, I thought it was okay.

    Just wondering what some of your experiences were with this?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, it's fine.
     
  3. JasperNL macrumors member

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    I've the same situation, having two 8-gb's ram in addition to the standard 4gb ram from the iMac.

    My question 2 questions: 1. does it matter how to order these ram sticks? Or can i just insert the two sticks in the two available two slots?

    2. Can I insert them before I start up the system for the very first time? Get my iMac most likely tomorrow and already got the extra ram at home.

    Thanks!
     
  4. MrViking macrumors member

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    Maakt niet uit, klepje open. ram in de 2 vrije slots, klepje dicht. vervolgens booten :)
     

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