Should I have matching pairs of RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LoganT, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    So I got the new 24" iMac and it came with 1 GB of Apple ram. A few days later I got some Crucial ram to make the total ram 2 GB's.

    I feel like I would get better speed if I were to buy another Crucial ram so I would have 2 GB's of ram with both ram being made by Crucial.
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Matched pairs doesn't mean matched manufacturers it just means matched capacity/specs i.e 2x 1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM or 2x 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Both sticks don't have to be from the same manufacturer
  3. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    ...and just to add, the RAM doesn't need to be matched anyway. You can throw in any combo you like. The iMac service manual says so :)
  4. flipperanubi, Aug 23, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  5. bc008 macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    i dont see why.

    although i did go to apple store the other day and got 1 GB of apple ram for my computer.

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