2 x 2gb + 2 x 1gb ddr3 ram 27" iMac

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  1. tcmacintosh macrumors regular

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    Is this combination okay? I have currently 2 x 2gb ram in my imac but was thinking of putting in the 2 x 1gb spare ram i have from my unibody macbook pro from when i upgraded?
     
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  3. marzy macrumors member

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    The memory has to be

    1066 MHz, PC3-8500, DDR3 compliant (also referred to as DDR3 1066)

    (pulled straight from he 27" iMac manual)
     
  4. tcmacintosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks heaps for your responses, I was just making sure.
     
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  6. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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    The iMac has the same type of ram so it WILL fit ;)
     
  7. RealEvil macrumors 6502

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    I am not sure about this... surely the MBP uses DDR2 memory and the iMac probably now uses DDR3 dims (not so-dims) - at least for the Quad Cores?
     
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    Even the quad core uses the same laptop SODIMMs. Desktop RAM would be too big
     
  9. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    You have to remember, the iMac is just a laptop computer with a big screen and a stand.
     
  10. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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    The unibody Macbook Pro uses DDR3
     
  11. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    That is no longer entirely true. Desktop hard drives. DESKTOP CHIPS on the high end - the new quads i5 and i7 are both desktop chips. With these two elements being desktop, you're a desktop.
     

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