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Old Oct 24, 2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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iMac 3.06 - July 2009 - Max Ram

Hi guys

I bought an iMac 24" 3.06 in July 2009 and I got it with 4gb of RAM. Doing a check on Crucial it says it can hold a max of 8gb (getting a quote for 40 for 2*4gb).

Question is, can it take more as I know sometimes the official max is not the real max? ie 16gb?

TIA

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Del

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Old Oct 24, 2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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8GB is the maximum.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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Yep....8GB is the official and unofficial max....but my machine (see sig) works great with 8GB, I can give my Parallels VM 4GB and still have 4GB for the host OS.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 12:19 PM   #4
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Great, thanks both

I will order that now.

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Old Oct 29, 2011, 08:35 AM   #5
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Ram arrived this morning and installed.

Crikey - what a difference the extra 4gb makes! If had known this would have only cost 40 I would have done it a long time ago.

Many thanks again.

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