RAM Upgrade.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mikey86uk, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Mikey86uk macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys

    I have a mid 2011 27" i5 iMac which currently has the stock 4GB Ram, which i would like to increase.

    my questions are, if i buy the 8GB kit from Crucial(4GBx2) would it be ok to leave my current ram in, so it would take my total ram to 12GB? as i have heard that mixing ram isn't recommended?

    2nd, if i did take my stock Apple ram out, could i put that into my mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13" ?

    Many Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you can mix RAM, it will not slow down and you can use 12 GB RAM, or you can take the 4 GB and put it into the 2010 MBP.
     
  3. Mikey86uk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Will go ahead and order it now :D

    Thanks again!
     
  4. deepakvrao macrumors regular

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    I just transfered 2 1GB sticks from a Mini to my daughters iMac, which had 2+2, and it's all working fine.
     
  5. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    YEs, and after you do it you will be very happy.

    4GB is just enough to run the machine - it really should ship with a minimum of 8 GB
     
  6. Spike88, Mar 10, 2012
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  7. Mikey86uk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think i might just stick 12GB in my iMac and keep 4GB in my Macbook Pro for now, as it doesnt seem as easy to change, as you need to take the bottom of the MBP off, im i correct?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you need to take off the bottom, but it is done in less than ten minutes.
     

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