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

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

  1. slobizman macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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    you should make sure the machine works fully before messing with it.
     
  3. cynics macrumors G3

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    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 member

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

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