Do I need faster RAM for the 3.06 iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by warensn, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. warensn macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    This is probably a dumb question, so I thank you for your patience. I'm looking at the 3.06 Ghz iMac. SInce the FSB has been bumped up to 1066MHz, does that mean I need faster RAM to go with it?
    Thanks for your comments.
  2. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
    Yes, the RAM in the new iMacs like your 3.06 is 800 Mhz versus 667 Mhz in the previous models.
  3. warensn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    It comes with 800 RAM. I was asking if you could use a faster ram, like 1066MHz to match the bus speed. Does it matter, or could 2 slots of 800MHz keep up with a 1600 Mhz bus?
    Would someone explain this?
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    No 1066 RAM (if you could find any in SODIMMs) will not run faster

    FSB speed != Memory bus speed.
    The iMac is hardwired for 800 MHz memory bus.

    Look under the Guides tab at the top of the window.
    Guides : Mac Hardware : Understanding Intel Mac RAM
  5. warensn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007

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