Do Intel iMacs have dual channel RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bradz_id, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    The Intel 945 Chipset that I assume is in the iMac supports Dual Channel Memory. I am waiting to find this out before I order some RAM for the Intel iMac I have on order. If it supports dual channel, i'll buy a couple of good 512mb sticks in a matched pair and sell the one included but if it doesn't, i'll just buy a 1GB stick and add it to the 512 to make 1.5GB. Anyone know?
     
  2. MRU
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    MRU

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    Looks like the memory doesn't have to be paired at all.

    From Crucial's website

    1 GB—CT500622
    DDR2 PC2-5300
    CL=5
    NON-ECC
    €108.99

    The Cas Latency doesn't seem great does it?

    Also it's the exact same memory in the MacBookPro
     
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    BakedBeans

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    DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64

    to get the fastest speed from them they would need to be the same wouldnt they

    enter canadaRAM stage left
     
  4. macrumors regular

    Hydra

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    So any word on the possible dual channel support? I'd really much like to know.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Yes, the 945PM chipset does support dual-channel DDR2. The 'more info' link on Apple's iMac BTO page states that the modules should be added in pairs for maximum performance.
     

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