2007 iMac RAM Upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Playgear, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Playgear macrumors regular

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    Hey all,


    I bought my iMac in February 2007 and it's now at the point where it's too slow to use productively.
    Don't worry about any software fixes or cleaning out the system; I've taken care of all that already and it's still terribly slow. Particularly Safari (5.0.5), which usually ends up with me moving to my MacBook Pro to perform most tasks.
    I plan on doing a clean install when Lion comes out anyway.

    Now, I bought the machine with 2GB RAM, and am looking to upgrade to 4GB at least.

    Is there any specific type of RAM I need to purchase to ensure compatibility?

    Inside right now (from System Profiler):

    Memory Slots:

    ECC: Disabled

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0xCE00000000000000
    Part Number: 0x4D342037305432393533435A332D43453620
    Serial Number: 0xF71BE55C

    BANK 1/DIMM1:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0xCE00000000000000
    Part Number: 0x4D342037305432393533435A332D43453620
    Serial Number: 0xF71BE584



    Any advice would be much appreciated!!


    (24", Mac OS X (10.6.7), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.33 GHz, 2GB RAM)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As long as it's 667MHz DDR2 SODIMM, it should work. E.g. this. Keep in mind that only 3GB can be utilized due to memory overlap so 1x2GB along with one of your 1GB sticks would be good too.
     
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    As long as the RAM meets the spec's in the manual (you can find a copy on Apple's site) you should be fine. BTW your machine can address 6GB of RAM however the only place I know that makes a 6GB kit is OWC at www.macsales.com. OWC is a popular vendor on these forums because they specialize in Macs, have good prices, excellent support and will ship internationally. I put 6GB in my machine a couple of years ago, it was like the it was new again.

    Roger
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    No, it cannot. OP's iMac is the late 2006 model, the last white one. It can only take up to 4GB of which only 3GB can be utilized.
     

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