Generic DDR2 RAM for iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mikebatho, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2004
    Greater Manchester UK
    I have an aluminium 2007 iMac. It originally had 2GB RAM, 1GB in each slot. I upped the RAM a couple of years ago, replacing one slot with a 2GB RAM card.

    A couple of months ago, I was trying to install a piece of software and I got the message telling me I needed a newer OS than Snow Leopard. I found the free Mavericks upgrade and went ahead. Bad move.

    My mac is now running like a turd. Apparently 3GB isn't really ideal to be running Mavericks on.

    A friend of mine who works in a PC shop out of town has got me a 2GB RAM card so I can replace the 1GB slot and take it up to an overall 4GB. I'd been on the Crucial site, scanned my system and taken a screen shot of the card I need.

    He's got me a card, but says it's a generic DDR2 5300 card, laptop size (not tower size) to fit the iMac. Will this work ok on my machine or does it need to be Mac specific?

  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Should work fine. I had 2 2007 iMacs and used generic RAM in both without issue. If you can find a 4GB stick you can use that to take the iMac to a maximum of 6GB.

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