Installed RAM . iMac restarts

Discussion in 'iMac' started by soamz, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd hazard a guess the memory you installed is defective or not seated properly.

    Did you try putting the old memory back in to see if the issue persists?
     
  3. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just placed back the old 2GB ones and the imac is back in action.

    Guys, is there a limit from Apple that it wont support 8GB RAM in one slot ?

    Mine is 1600 SO DIMM one.

    Yes pa

    Not sure, how to do that. After I installed, I restarted and the mac started off. After staying 1 min on the main home screen, it restarted with a error panic screen.
     
  4. Stewart21 macrumors regular

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    Did you use either the memory advisor or let the crucial website scan your machine? It sounds like the memory may be incompatible.
     
  5. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah bad, it only supports upto 4GB for a slot.

    Complete wastage of money now. I cant even return those RAMs . Damn it Apple. Stupid limitations.
     
  6. RUGERMAN macrumors regular

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    Memory limitation?

    HUH? Maybe you should have done just a little research first. I always thought that might be a good idea.
     
  7. oililymad macrumors 6502

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  8. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    It is funny that you didnt research prior to the upgrade and nor did you research after you had problems. Your iMac can use 8GB sticks.
     
  9. oililymad macrumors 6502

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    i thought it could.
     

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