RAM question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Nothingfaced, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Nothingfaced macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2014
    I got a couple 4GB sticks for Christmas... looking to install them into this 2009 C2D machine.


    1. Can it handle 12 GB total RAM? (came with 4 GB factory)
    2. it is really as easy as unscrewing the bottom and popping them straight in? (saw a couple videos)
    3. Will it make much of a difference with speed/pinwheel of death?

    I gotta buy some sticks for my laptop also, as it's slow as molasses, but this is a good start. A computer place down the street wanted to charge me 50 bucks to install; if it's this simple then screw that.
  2. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. How is anyone supposed to know that?

    More RAM does not miraculosly make your computer faster.
    I'd analyze why your macbook is slow first, before you go out and buy upgrades.

    You should never give anyone money to upgrade your ram, because you can do that yourself.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Your iMac supports up to 16GB of RAM. Yes, installation is simple. As to whether it will help performance, it depends on your typical workload's memory requirements.

    This should help:How much RAM do I need in my MacBook?
    Even though it says MacBook, the same principle applies to all Macs.
  4. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Listen to GGJstudios and read the ram wiki.

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