Single SODIMM in Sandy Bridge and newer MBPs?

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  1. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

    iamMacPerson

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    I was wondering if this was possible. I just ordered a single 8GB DIMM from B&H since they were the same price as the 8GB kit and will allow me to upgrade easily if I want 16GB of RAM. I current have the stock RAM (2x2GB) and I really don't like mixing RAM, so if I only have one DIMM, what slot should I put it in?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Either one, it shouldn't matter. If they're stacked slots(I honestly don't remember), I'd install in the bottom slot for easier upgrade down the road.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't matter which slot.

    You shouldn't have any issues mixing them. I used an 8+2 configuration of 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz and the original 2GB Hynix 1333Mhz for about two years with no issues.
     
  4. iamMacPerson thread starter macrumors 68030

    iamMacPerson

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    Awesome! Thank you! I might actually leave two in then for 10GB total.
     

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