Really stupid argument about the iMac

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by musicpyrite, May 19, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    Well a fried of mine wants to sell me a 256 MB card of DDR SDRAM, PC 2100. But my computer takes DDR SDRAM, PC 2700. I don't think this would work since he is trying to sell me a PC 2100, and my computer is 2700.

    Could sombody tell me (or point out an article on the internet) if it is possible to put a 2100 card in a 2700 slot?

    I bought my iMac (FPD) in late November, and was after the the updates. (USB 2, DDR SDRAM).
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    magid

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    The memory your friend is trying to sell you wil not work because it is too slow to work in your iMac. You might have been confused about this because you can use faster ram in a slower computer that is certified at a certain speed. Hope this helps
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    PC users tend to overclock anything.

    On the Mac the overclocking doesn't not get you as far, with the way Apple is stuffing crap into small spaces.

    Sure you can try the Corsair overclocker's memory in your Mac, but generally will have to dump the heat spreaders to get airflow. And without the heat spreaders, you don't really want to do it.

    There's lot's of room in the G5, but not for heatspreaders without blocking airflow, and it's a tossup which is better --> airflow around naked dimms or heatspreaders in stale air (since they will block airflow between the dimms).
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    Thanks, good to know, you just saved me $35.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    For what its worth, the slots are the same. A dimm slot is a dimm slot no matter the speed.
     

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