Should I replace memory on new iMac before or after first bootup?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by slobizman, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. slobizman macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2008
    I'm getting a new iMac delivered today. It's coming with 8GB and I have 32GB of OWC memory waiting here to replace the 8GB with. I am also going to migrate my Macbook Pro Retina contents to the new iMac.

    My question is: once unboxing the iMac, should I first replace the memory before turning it on for the first time, or should I turn it and (and probably get pushed right into migration) before swapping out the memory?

    Probably doesn't really matter, but thought I should check.

  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

    Dec 20, 2013
    Austin (supposedly in Texas)
    you should make sure the machine works fully before messing with it.
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    It won't matter but the poster above me has a good point. Make sure it works good first so you know any problems aren't related to the new RAM.
  4. slobizman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2008
    That's an excellent point, that overrides anything else. Thank you for pointing it out.

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