Thread: Install memory in matched pairs?
03-26-2006, 06:12 PM #1bigbadanduglyGuestInstall memory in matched pairs?
I read somewhere that Apple recommends installing memory in matched pairs, meaning that I shouldn't buy a base iMac or mini and then install a 1 GB stick to bring it up to 1.5 GB. Any truth to this?
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03-26-2006, 08:21 PM #2BadgerGuest
From the Apple info about the Intel mini: "For optimum performance, it is recommended to use two SO-DIMMs (one in each slot) of the same DIMM size (e.g. two 512 MB SO-DIMMs)." Also, according to the same tech-note, the base model comes with 2 256mb modules, not a single 512mb. Swapping one for a 1gb module will give you 1.25 gb and a 256 keychain decoration. In reality the performance difference between matching and non-matching memory setups is small. A bigger concern is the costs involved if you choose to upgrade in pairs.
03-26-2006, 09:13 PM #3
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What about for the iMacs...I was thinking of getting a 1 gig stick to complement my 512 stick.
03-26-2006, 09:29 PM #4xbrian87Guest
I put a 1gb stick into my 17" Duo iMac and it runs GREAT.
03-27-2006, 12:14 AM #5BadgerGuestOriginally Posted by playm0de
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