Confused about RAM reviews

Discussion in 'iMac' started by webpoet73, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. webpoet73 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010

    Is this not the right RAM for the 2009 iMacs? Looking at the reviews, I see this:

    "Other Thoughts: Crucial never claimed this was compatible with iMacs so I can't complain really."

    I think this is the same RAM that I found on It is not exactly rocket science to find 204-pin SODIMM 1066MHz RAM... PC3 8800. So, are these "reviewers" just off or am I looking at the wrong RAM.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    He just said it doesn't mention that it works with Macs too. Macs are quite picky with RAM so not all RAM works even though the main specs are the same, usually the timings are important. That RAM works though
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
  4. ibilisi macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010
    Crucial has always worked with me to find the right chip revision, or package revision that would work with my computer/motherboard as part of their warranty. You send your sticks in and they send you chips that work with your machine.

    I would give them a call and double-check if that is still their mode of operation.
  5. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Crucial has an online system configuration that will show you only compatible RAM modules. You tell it what computer you have and it'll take you to the compatible module selection.
  6. webpoet73 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010
    Unless I am missing something, that is the very same RAM that Crucial is selling on their own site. I can get it cheaper from Amazon, however. I am hoping for a little 'bonus' in my refurb i5 due to arrive on Friday. I really want to upgrade to 8GB as soon as possible.

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