More than 4Gb RAM in iMac

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Detektiv-Pinky

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    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

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    i have read other posts about imac 8gb ram but never a good answer yet
     
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    Detektiv-Pinky

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    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...
    :eek:
     
  4. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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

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    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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