8GB DIMMs in Late 2009 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alphaod, May 20, 2012.

  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I know the processor only supports 16GB (as per Intel), and there are 4 slots for memory. Back in 2009, 4GB chips were really the most there was, so 16GB total was fine. I upgraded the iMac to 8GB back then (in form of 4x 2GB)

    I happen to have 16GB lying around in the form of 2x 8GB DIMMs.

    This upgrade is for a friend, and I don't want to just go take apart my friend's computer only to find this doesn't work.

    I would only put the 2x 8GB DIMMs in for 16GB. I will recycled the other RAM and leave the remaining two RAM slots unoccupied.

    Does this work?
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    #2
    No.
     
  3. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I assume you've tried this?

    That's too bad.
     

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