Ram iMac question!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ARK, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. ARK macrumors 6502

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    Is the RAM swappable from an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) to an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)? Also, do you have to insert in pairs?

    It sounds funny, but we have an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010) 3.2Ghz model at work and are wondering if we purchased a Mid 2011 model if we could use the RAM from the Mid 2011 model to put in the 2010. Giving the Mid 2010 a total of 4 x 2GB RAM. Then would purchase RAM for the 2011 to upgrade it - 2 x 4GB RAM.
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Yes.


    No.
     
  3. err404 macrumors 68020

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    Keep in mind that if you do not install in pairs, peek memory throughput will suffer. Properly match pairs are recommend to enable dual channel memory access.
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Though it's almost negligible for average users.
     

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