iMac with Intel RAM recommendation 1 Gb vs 1.5 Gb vs 2 Gb

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  1. McGiord, Jun 14, 2006
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    McGiord macrumors 601

    McGiord

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    Hi, a very good friend who is going to switch from a Sony VAIO to an Intel iMac, is asking me what he should do regarding the RAM, his options are:

    When ordering it he could for 100$:
    add a 512MB to get a 1Gb or
    add a 1Gb to get 1.5 Gb

    Or buy somewhere else 2 x 1Gb to get 2Gb, for 220$
    Then sell or re-use n other computer the original 512MB.

    Questions for you:
    1- Which are your recommendations?
    2- How different would the iMac behave in each of the 3 configurations?
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  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    1st choice: Buy from Apple in the minimum configuration.
    Install 2 Gb of reputable third-party RAM.
    Guaranteed to get you matching RAM for DUal Channel Access
     
  3. 4legsmedia macrumors newbie

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    Does the iMac Core Duo uses a special kind of ram or does normal DDR ram (Kingston / Corsair) that you can use on PC's work too?
    If not do you know which type?
     
  4. McGiord, Jun 15, 2006
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    specs

    They use the PC5300 DDR2 667MHz 200 pin DIMM (512MB or 1024MB) , so if the other computers are compatible with this type I think they work.
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  5. McGiord, Jun 15, 2006
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  6. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Trust him. He is a RAM expert. He helped me with my RAM purchae.:)
     
  7. netdog macrumors 603

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    2 covers you for the future. 1 will do okay for now unless you want to run Parallels. 512MB will have him selling his iMac for a PC.
     

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