RAM upgrade question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by paul.b.davis, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. paul.b.davis macrumors 6502

    paul.b.davis

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    I recently got a new iMac (3.6 i5, 21.5") and want to upgrade the RAM myself.

    I would like to get it up to 16 GB, but the cost of me getting that laa at once is a bit prohibitive. Is it possible for me to get an OWC 8 GB kit now and then add two more 4 GB sticks at a later time, or do they have to be matched or paired in some way?

    Also, the iMac shipped with 4 GB of ram (on 2x2 GB sticks I am assuming). If I got an 8 GB kit, would it be possible for me to just add the 2x4 GB sticks and have 12 GB of RAM while I wait for more $ to get the rest of the 16 GB?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can mix them just fine. Get 2x4GB for now to make it 12GB and then get more later on if needed
     
  3. paul.b.davis thread starter macrumors 6502

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