Upgrading Ram

Mattmeyeruk

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Original poster
Jul 3, 2012
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Hi guys pretty new to my mac and notice the spinning wheel a few times,


So some questions if you can help me please.

I have the base 2011 Imac so it is 4gb Ram which is 2x2 I believe?

So questions are

1) what's the max ram I can install.

2) if I intend to get 16gb, is 4x4 or 2x8 better as I believe there are 4 slots?

Many thanks for your help in advance.
 

bloomdido

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Oct 20, 2012
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as stated on Apple web page where you buy memory ram from them:

How much memory would Apple recommend?
>Word processing,e-mail,simple graphics =1 Gb.
>Advance graphics and gaming,photo editing=2 Gb.
>Multimedia editing,3-D modeling= 2Gb+.
 
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Richdmoore

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Jul 24, 2007
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Some computers can run more ram than apple states in the official specs. Here is a good site that will tell you the "real" maximum memory:
http://eshop.macsales.com/memory/maxram

On the 2011 imac it is 32gb (8gb x 4)

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I would just buy the 8gb x 2, set keep the 2gb x 2 in the other slots, and you will have 20gb. When you want/can afford to max the memory, you can just replace the original set with another 8gb x 2.
 
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