When to install RAM upgrade Retina 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by montemike, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. montemike, Dec 15, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2014

    montemike macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2014
    Bought daughter a 27" Retina as a gift. Also purchased RAM to upgrade it to 32GB. Is it OK to install the new RAM before it is "fired up" for the first time, or is it better to wait until she gets it up and configured before installing the new RAM? Thanks!!
  2. Chuck Rodent macrumors regular

    Chuck Rodent

    Jan 9, 2014
    Start it up and go through the initialization procedures. This is to ensure it is not DOA. Once everything is confirmed OK, then add the memory.

    If the memory is bad and corrupts the initial startup, you would never figure out what went wrong.
  3. montemike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2014

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