iMac 2.8GHz memory: DDR2 PC2-5300 or 6400

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  1. wwwdotcomdotnet macrumors member

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    I have an iMac 2.8GHz 24" (April 2008 version). Do I want the DDR2 PC2-5300 200-pin SODIMM or the DDR2 PC2-6400 200-pin SODIMM memory? Is there any difference?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's going to be DDR2-800 in the Early 2008 version.
     
  3. wwwdotcomdotnet thread starter macrumors member

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    Crucial lists the iMac ram as 5300 and 6400. I'm not sure which one is right
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    DDR2-800 is PC2-6400.
     
  5. wwwdotcomdotnet thread starter macrumors member

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    so the 5300 memory won't work, or is it a close substitute?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It will work but why are you considering it?
     
  7. wwwdotcomdotnet thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not really considering it, I'm just trying to find out what type is ideal, and whether or not the 5300 ram would also work. The only reason is that Crucial lists the 6400 and 5300 for my iMac, and I found a good deal on the 5300. So if the 5300 works, I'll likely go with that. I just want to make sure its ok first though.
     
  8. Malivar macrumors member

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    The 5300 works, just not as well as the 6400. (In terms of speed. Why chose a donkey when you can chose a horse?)
     

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