Ram Questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mix123, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. mix123 macrumors member

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    My iMac was starting to run a bit sluggish so I figured it was time to up the ram from the factory 1gb. So I bought a 2gb stick and tossed it in there. I left one of the 512 sticks in there aswell. Any ideas why in about this mac I would only be getting 2gb? Even though I actually have 2.5gb in the machine? Can someone also explain to me what Wired, Active, Inactive, And Free ram actually mean. I keep a close eye on those numbers in istat and really have no idea what they mean...lol
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    2.5 GB is fine but I'm surprised you didn't just go for a full 4 GB.

    I wonder what's up with that 512 MB stick. Have you looked in System Profiler or reseated the RAM?
     

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