How much ram for 17" iMac?

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  1. damooster macrumors newbie

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    Like the title says, how much ram can I put into this 17" iMac? I'm not tech savvy at all and have no idea how to look up this information. Any suggestions where to buy it?
     
  2. damooster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry everyone, I found that my iMac can support up to 3GB of ram.

    Still could use some advice on the most trustworthy places that will give me a good deal. I'm looking to get the 3GB worth of memory.

    Additional questions: should I get 2x2GB sticks so that I can use the dual channel memory (whatever the heck that is)?
     
  3. Vidd macrumors 6502a

    Vidd

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    No, the current chipsets cannot access each stick equally so it'll be a waste of money.
    It'll recognise it as ~3.4GB.
    People place far too much stock in this dual-channel thing.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Well, it depends rather what 17" iMac you have

    17" G4 iMac 700MHz/800 MHz: 1 Gb (1 x 512 Mb DIMM, 1 x 512 Mb SODIMM PC133)
    17" G4 iMac 1 GHz+: 2 Gb (1 x 1 Gb DIMM, 1 x 1 Gb SODIMM DDR PC2700)
    17" G5 iMac 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 GHz: 2 Gb (2 x 1 Gb DDR DIMM PC3200)
    17" G5 iMac 1.9 GHz and 2.1 GHz iSight model: 2.5 Gb (512 built in + 1 x 2 GB DDR2-533 DIMM)
    17" iMac intel CoreDuo: 2 Gb (2 x 1 Gb DDR2-667 SODIMM)
    17" iMac intel Core2Duo: 3 Gb (1 x 2 Gb, 1 x 1 Gb DDR2-667 SODIMM)

    Welcome to MR -- please be specific about which machine and OS version you have when posting questions, and you'll get faster and better answers

    Choose a reputable RAM vendor who guarantees compatibility with your machine, offers a lifetime warranty, and a no cost return if it doesn't work. If you are in the USA (another thing you should specify, this is a very international forum) then the most-recommended vendors on MR are Crucial (use the link at the top of this page), OWC (www.MacSales.com) and Data Memory Systems (www.datamem.com)

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I always use otherworldcomputing.com for my RAM needs.
     
  6. damooster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have this one:

    17" iMac intel Core2Duo: 3 Gb (1 x 2 Gb, 1 x 1 Gb DDR2-667 SODIMM)
     

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