Should I have matching pairs of RAM?

LoganT

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jan 9, 2007
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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.
 

daneoni

macrumors G4
Mar 24, 2006
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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
 

zen

macrumors 68000
Jun 26, 2003
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...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 :)
 

bc008

macrumors 68000
Aug 6, 2007
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Michigan
i dont see why.

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