iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 with 16GB of PC3-12800s Failed

Discussion in 'iMac' started by h4lp m3, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    everymac says this iMac takes 16GB of PC3-8500s.
    I installed 4x4gb PC3-12800s and it beeped at me.
    However, installing proved to be 4x4gb PC3-10600s was a success.

    I was a under the impression that PC3-12800s would clock down to 1067, so I tried it with only 2 modules (8GB) and it ran... But at least once a day, it would Kernel Panic and automatically restart. Swapping the modules, didn't help either. Any ideas why?
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    #2
    ...because you bought memory with the wrong speed. That's why.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    #3
    You made an assumption that was wrong, it happens.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    #4
    Wrong ram - return it and get the proper modules, and your problems will disappear :)
     

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