Can I put 6gb of ram in my imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by evansville, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. evansville macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    I have an early 2008 24" iMac with two sticks of memory, 2gb, each, in my two slots.

    I'm confused, I've read conflicting reports, can I put 4gb of memory in one of my slots, and will it work, or will it just recognize it and not actually increase my RAM.

    any information would be appreciated. if it's possible, do i put the 4gb in the first slot? and what brand/type of memory do i buy.

    thanks for your help, i appreciate it!
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Take a look here:

  3. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2012
    I have the same model, I have 1x4gb and 1x2gb sticks. The motherboard is not stable with 8gb but ran fine with 6.

    Was a lot quicker when I upgraded from 4 to 6...

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