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OK, after a LONG time of sliding along with Lion on my mid 2011 27in iMac, I was forced to upgrade yo El Capitan so I could sync my new iPhone SE. It really seems slow now (was fine on Lion), so I'm thinking the 4Gb of installed RAM isn't cutting it. I have 2 empty slots and I'm wondering if I can put a couple 4 Gb cards in them or if since i currently have 2 Gb cards, do I need to put 2Gb cards in?

 

Thanks folks.

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I have a 2011 iMac that has mixed ram. Thinking about it, most of my mac desktops have mixed ram.

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Greetings,

I realize that I'm adding to a thread/discussion several years after the original post.

I'm currently using a 2011 13in. Macbook Pro.  [It maintains a 500GB Hard Drive & 2.7G Hz iCore i7 processor.] Also, my Macbook Pro is running iOS Sierra and an often failing, incredibly ancient version of MS Office 2011.

Can I easily upgrade the RAM to 16GB from 4 [2 GB in each ] slot? Or is it better to upgrade to 8GB [ 4GB in each] slot?

Different websites, including Apple and Amazon, continue to offer different RAM options and discussions. Mactracker says it can take both....

Any recommendations?

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I always put in as much RAM as I can afford.  If you really want to boost performance, while you have it open to replace the RAM, you could upgrade the HD with an SSD. B)

 

Forgot to mention, my vendor of choice is OWC (macsales.com).  Nice how-to videos.

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strange sense of Deja Vu all over again. I thought I just wrote an answer for this.

 

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