Upgrade RAM

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  1. Manhatten macrumors newbie

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    Yes, another RAM question, but I have failed to find an answer by searching the forum.

    I will be the owner of an iMac 27" i5 next week and it will be my first mac.

    Standard RAM is the 2*2gb. The question is whether I can buy a 4gb ram and put it in together with the 2*2gb (8GB total)? Or do I have to fill all four slots.
     
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    You can do that and it should work just fine. Some folks feel that it is better to have matched pairs, while others see no difference either way.
     
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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3918
     
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    Yeah. Just move the original sticks from top slots to bottom slots and it should work
     
  8. greg0rn, Jan 9, 2011
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    greg0rn macrumors member

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    Check the instructions again for contradiction:

    ("Top" and "bottom" slots refer to the orientation of the slots in the pictures below. "Top" refers to the slots closest to the display; "bottom" refers to the slots closest to the stand).

    Is "top" located according to the drawings, or to the description?
     

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