More than 4Gb RAM in iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Detektiv-Pinky, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    Over on the MacBook lists there ist this continuing talk about putting more than 4Gb RAM into the machines.
    The *Books seem to support (1+4 and 2+4 configurations just fine, 4+4 does not seem to work well).

    Has anyone tried this with a current iMac?
    I can't believe that nobody with an iMac is interested in this, because I think it would be even more useful to have 6Gb on an iMac than on a MacBook...

    I would try it myself, however I am in the middle of writing a thesis and can't afford to risk it just now.
  2. aki
    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004
    i have read other posts about imac 8gb ram but never a good answer yet
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    Ok, after this massiv outbreak of silent disinterest about the issue (which I can not really understand, because all those MacBook guys are soooo excited, they almost wet themselves) I decided to take matters in my own hand and be the first to install a 4 GB RAM module in an iMac. Man must go boldly into uncharted territory!

    Having said, I went to find a suitable 4 GB SO-DIMM to buy and install. And this is where I was stopped already:
    A 4 GB PC2-5300 SO-DIMM costs 320€ from Crucial :eek:
    This is 12-times more than 2 GB! They don't even offer 4 GB PC2-6400!

    Probably you knew this already and only wanted to be polite - it was news to me and needless to say I am not progressing with my little experiment. Maybe next year when prices have come down a bit...
  4. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    You want to look for the G-Skill 4 GB DDR2-667 PC2-5200 CL5-5-5-15 SO-DIMM. A lot less expensive.
  5. macrumors regular


    May 28, 2008
    São Paulo, Brazil
    I'm looking for a 4gb stick to my 2.4ghz Mid '07 iMac but I'm having trouble finding it on Brazil, I would love to check if 6gb is feasible.

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