2008 iMac Max RAM Upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GR33NIE, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. GR33NIE macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently looking at another RAM upgrade in my 2008 iMac, it runs Mountain Lion fine on 2GB ram but can't help think it would benefit from more

    The question is, does anyone out there run more RAM than the officially supported figure? For my iMac full spec here it says 4GB max is the official from Apple but then mentions some folks are running 6GB!

    Has anyone maxed out this model or others with more than the recommended amount of RAM? Any issues?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    6GB is max via one 4gb and one 2gb stick. Use Activity Monitor to see if you need more RAM. If Page ins is less than 10X Page outs over the course of a normal working day, more RAM would help you.
     
  3. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    Running 6GB of RAM here. Both Mountain Lion and Aperture pretty much push me over the edge - I benefitted in going from 4GB to 6GB.
     
  4. GR33NIE thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply, I've been debating 4 or 6. Quite a jump in price going to 6GB though, basically double the price of 4GB :(
     
  5. CONNERtheBUSH macrumors newbie

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