RAM upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by reb3times, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. reb3times macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011
    Im going to be waiting here by the door tomorrow until my new imac 21.5 gets here. I got the upgraded i5 processor and normal 4G ram. I bought a 8G RAM kit from Crucial and will install it before starting the computer tomorrow.

    Should I remove the apple installed RAM and put it in the alternate slots or just stick the 8G set in the alternate slots? New to this stuff so any help would be appreciated. Ive seen the videos online and know its a pretty simple task.
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I think there are only two RAM slots, you'll have to remove the two RAM chips it comes with to insert your 8 Gb set.
  3. whoda macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2010
    There are 4 ram slots on the new iMac. You can just add the ram into the 2 empty slots.
    I know OWC has a video at OWC memory install
  4. reb3times thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011
  5. DarkVinda macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    this is a doddle to do - i have the base 21.5" i3 3.06ghz imac nice and shiny, and the first thing i did was upgrade the ram from 4gb to 8gb with a set of hynix 2x2gb sticks...

    i left the apple where the were and just stuck the others in....

    simple as 3 screws and placing them in the RIGHT WAY ROUND!!!!!! if they dont go in smoothly then dont force it...pop the little lid back on and away you go :D

    im looking at changing mine for a full 16gb set - but thats mucho £££


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