Please post intel iMac memory specs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AvaCam, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. AvaCam macrumors newbie

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    CAS latency etc...
    example: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64

    Also, FYI, Crucial is selling RAM at a very good price that is compatible with the new iMac for $117/1GB module.

    P.S. Here are instructions and precautions relating to memory upgrades for the iMac.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Crucial out of stock and prince increased to $130 (cheaper than the €148 / $179 they charge in Ireland)...

    CL=5 seems very slow? Wonder if Apple's cas latency is as bad?
     
  3. AvaCam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree, CAS5 isn't exactly performance quality; not what I would expect apple to use for their memory. All the more reason to find-out what type of memory they use :)
     
  4. AvaCam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They have a lower sale price of $117 that is viewable here.
     
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    I checked the store too and can't get any in ireland yet. I'm going to wait for everything to be available and some more info on booting windows to come out before i convert over.

    Also that sale is only on the american store, not the european one.
     
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    Must be a lot of Intel iMacs being sold if every place is running out of memory:D
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep afraid so.. $117 makes me feel ill that's $62 cheaper.....
    It's amzing that here in Ireland Crucial quote this
     
  8. AvaCam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It could be due to exportation fees and the like.

    Going back to the subject of CAS times...
    OWC isn't showing the CAS latency of their modules.
    DataMem.com's modules are CAS5, like crucial's.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    more like 'exploitation' fees :D Are you charged VAT in the states?

    CAS5, it's not looking good. Anyone with intel mac please pull out your apple slot and let us know if it has anything on it..
     
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    DDR-2 667 RAM is all CAS Latency 5 unless you pay a king's ransom.

    DDR-2 533 is CL4
    DDR-2 400 is CL4 or sometimes CL3

    The chip foundries are not making chips that are fast enough to sustain lower latencies at 667 MHz. THis will probably change over time.
     
  11. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, that is the big problem with DDR2, but it isn't too big of a deal with this chip. It should perform with those timing at a little less than DDR4200.
     
  12. hsvguy macrumors newbie

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    Does the Core Duo iMac have 1 RAM slot like the rev. C G5 model or has it got two again?
     
  13. AvaCam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The new intel iMac has two DIMM slots located at the bottom of the unit behind a cover plate. Apple has documentation on their site with instructions on how to access the memory and exchange/add memory modules.
     
  14. Toadinthehole macrumors newbie

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    theres an entire thread on this topic where it is discussed at length, please check before posting.
     
  15. AvaCam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well then would you be so kind as to link the url?
     
  16. Toadinthehole macrumors newbie

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    just do a search of the mac rumors forums, its not rocket science
     
  17. AvaCam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are no other threads that were formed to discuss the specifications of the RAM in the intel iMac's.

    There's one entitled "New Intel iMacs Thirsty for RAM" and another which is "Where are you purchasing your memory for Intel Imac".

    Now when I wrote 'specs' talking about in the thread topic I meant specifications. Such as CAS latency, voltage, model number, etc.
     
  18. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    I Agree...

    with AvaCam, I think this thread is perfectly valid, but perhaps could've been posted in addition to one of the previous threads (although I like it as a seperate thread). I'd like to know the specs of the RAM Apple's putting into the new Intel machines as well.
     
  19. AvaCam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Davidwsica posted his memory spec's:

    512MB 2Rx16 PC2-5300S-555-12
    HYMP564564BP6-Y5 AB 0551

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    Korea 01
     

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