Question about upgrading RAM...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by den3ny, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. den3ny macrumors newbie

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    Say I get the 2GB Imac, would i only need to buy one 2GB stick? I've seen all these other posts telling people to buy a pack of 2X2gb ram sticks. My question is, why would you need to buy 2 if you already have 1, and theres only room for one more? Do you need the same type of ram stick for them to work or something?

    Thanks for answers in advance.
     
  2. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing your computer came with 2x1 GB, you would need 2x2 GB.
     
  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Agree. If there are 2GB of RAM, it's likely you have 2-1GB sticks in the iMac.
     
  4. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    I hate it how apple does that, because 9 out of 10 times, one stick of 1gb ram cost the same as 2x512mb of ram.

    -iGrant
     
  5. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know where you have been looking at ram prices but that hasn't been the case for quite a while. Ram is usually cheaper per MB in the higher capacity you can get per stick, up to 4GB/stick for now.
     
  6. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    From what I was looking at on Newegg, granted not 4GB, but 2gb stick of ram was 34ish where 2x 1gb sticks where 17ish.

    Now if you change the type of ram and what not thing could change depending on the ram you are looking at.

    That is just whatn I have noticed when shopping for ram.

    -iGrant
     

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