6GB RAM in 2008 iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Slrman, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Slrman macrumors member

    Slrman

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    I have a 2008 2.66GHz iMac currently with 4 GB of RAM. I am using OSX 10.6.8. I read that Apple lists this system as capable of 4 GB maximum RAM but then on www.everymac.com I read that with a 4GB module paired with a 2 GB module that 6 GB will work.

    My question is, does it matter which slot has which module? Has anyone tried this and have it work?

    Thanks in advance for any help. :)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    It works. No, it does not matter which slot has the 4Gb stick and which has teh 2Gb stick.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    6GB works great in my mid-2007 2.4 24" iMac and it doesn't seem to matter which slot the 4GB chip is in.

    Cheers,
     
  4. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Lion seems to appreciate the extra 2GB even more.
     
  5. drstein13 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I am in the same boat here...

    I have this great 4GB OCZ dual channel kit with low CL 5 latency, and thinking to upgrade to the OWC 4+2GB solution that will (probably) work as dual channel asynchronus and with CL 6 latency.

    I use my iMac 8.1 for audio production and editing (Cubase and Wavelab with many plugins) so I think that the 2 extra GB will probably outweight the loss in pure memory speed.

    What do you guys suggest?
     

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