iMac memory expansion - help?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Nilscollection, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nilscollection macrumors regular

    Nilscollection

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    The Netherlands
    #1
    Hi everyone,

    I just discovered that my early 2008 iMac supports 6 GB of RAM instead of 4, and because I frequently max out my RAM memory, I want to upgrade it.

    Right now I have 2 sticks of 2 GB installed (brand ADAVA or something) but I have seen this Corsair Value 4 GB RAM (link) I want to buy.

    Now my question is - can I combine this unknown brand with a familiar brand such as Corsair? Because I want to replace one of the 2 GB-sticks with the 4 GB Corsair stick.

    If not, I'll have to buy another 2 GB Corsair stick and that's going to be more expensive than just buying that 4 GB stick.

    I have a early 2008 iMac (20" / 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4 GB DDR2 SODIMM 800 MHz, by the way.


    EDIT - the only comment (in Dutch, sorry) on this RAM stick is from a guy with a Mac who said that 6GB is not supported officially but he has it installed anyway - since this is exactly the same situation, does this mean that it's OK to buy this?
     
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Yes. RAM is a commodity. As long as you match the specs of the RAM, it doesn't matter what company sells it.
     

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