2GB+1GB=3 Works?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Its only 179.00 here for 3GB of ram http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../53IM2DDR3GBK/



plus you get a rebate if you send in your old ram.



Is it ok to run 2gb in one side and 1 gb in the other? or should I just stick with 1gb in each?

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    fletchfletch Posts: 74member
    On a PC it's fine....I can't imagine why it wouldn't be in an iMac.....if that's what you're going to be running it on.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    backtomacbacktomac Posts: 4,579member
    I hope someone can definitively answer this. I know it can be done on my C2D MBP but I'm not sure about the MB and I don't want to misinform you Spencer.



    Someone around here will know for sure.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    I mean it does support 3gb, and They do make it for the macbook, so why would it be bad to run more on one side than the other?
  • Reply 4 of 6
    sequitursequitur Posts: 1,901member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpencerFitch View Post


    Its only 179.00 here for 3GB of ram http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../53IM2DDR3GBK/



    plus you get a rebate if you send in your old ram.



    Is it ok to run 2gb in one side and 1 gb in the other? or should I just stick with 1gb in each?



    Am I missing something here? Why buy 3GB (2 & 1) when there's already one in the Mini/iMac. Why take one out and replace it with a one? Why not just buy a two for the empty bank?
  • Reply 5 of 6
    sequitursequitur Posts: 1,901member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpencerFitch View Post


    Its only 179.00 here for 3GB of ram http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../53IM2DDR3GBK/



    plus you get a rebate if you send in your old ram.



    Is it ok to run 2gb in one side and 1 gb in the other? or should I just stick with 1gb in each?



    This is from the Other World Computing site that you looked at:



    Q: Do I have to install matching pairs?



    A: No.



    No, you can install modules one at a time, and you can mix different densities of modules in your computer. But if your computer supports dual-channel memory configurations, you should install in identical pairs (preferably in kits) for optimal performance.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    For best experience and wide margin for nothing going wrong at all, use exactly same brand and model of 2x1gb or 2x2gb ... 2x2gb will give you about 3gb on older iMacs, and about 3+gb (undocumented feature, many reports indicate success) on MacBook Core2Duos.
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