17" iMac Core2Duo - 3GB or 4GB RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chocolate632, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. chocolate632 macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    My iMac is really sluggish lately so I plan to upgrade the HD to 2TB and do a fresh install. I also wanted to upgrade the RAM but I wasn't sure if I should install the 3GB or 4GB. I know it takes maximum 3.3GB or something like that, but I heard that installing 2x2GB will take advantage of dual channelling and give it a bit more of a speed boast. I plan to buy OWC branded RAM, and the difference between the two configurations is only like $20, but hey, money is money. Any suggestions?
  2. biggd macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
    Buy the 4GB cause I think your correct.
    Buy the fastest HDD you can and run that hot mess into the ground.

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