iMac Memory question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bobioden, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    I am ordering my first iMac. It will be the 2.4 24". I plan on just ordering it with 1gb of ram, then replacing it with 2x2gb from OWC. The question I have is what do I do with the 1gb that comes with the iMac?


  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Just put it away in case you ever need to have the Mac serviced, you'll want to put in the original RAM stick, otherwise Apple will most likely blame the problem on 3rd party RAM.
  3. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    Send it back to OWC for a rebate, or sell it (on eBay, or maybe on the boards at MR).

    Or you could keep it, just in case (as iBookG4user suggested).
  4. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

    Victor ch

    Jun 19, 2007
    San José, Costa Rica

    If there's another intel mac nearby use it on that one, or sell it really cheap to a friend or something; there's always eBay! hehe

  5. sarah3585 macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    I'm thinking of doing the same, but can i put the spare 1gb in my macbook 2.0GHz (13.3-inch Intel Core 2 Duo)?
  6. xpisnotforme macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2007
    uh huh

    Yeah, I have the same setup and it's awesome.....pop in 2X2GB modules in the imac 24" and replace one of the 2X512MB sticks in your 2GhZ Macbook with the 1GB stick. Resale of a 512mb stick on ebay? neglibible compared to the safety of doing as has been mentioned in the event of warranty service. Ram it!
  7. redraidermacman macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I ordered my memory from OWC on monday and got standard shipping and it got here today before noon, amazingly fast, i even looked at my order status last night and it didnt even show shipped yet, havent installed the memory yet, but will post more once i have it installed and everything....
  8. Bobioden thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    I picked up my new iMac on Monday. I ordered the memory on Monday from OWC and it arrived today. Very fast delivery.

    After I installed it, and turned my computer back on I got some very load, not so friendsly beeps and the computer did not start up. I pulled out the new cards and re-installed them and everything came up and it showed the added memory in About this Mac.

    Don't know if it has anything to do with it, but my internet is REAL slow.
  9. wazgilbert macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2007
    UK South
    I bought a stock 24" 2.4 with 1gb just over a week ago, tried to live with 1gb for all of 4 days before ordering up 2x2gb from microdirect (uk)

    oh man I have seen the light!
  10. redraidermacman macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    installed the new memory in about 5 mins then started up my computer, and i thought it started fast, like 2 seconds, it was crazy
  11. emac82 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2007
    NB, Canada
    Now you should update your sig to show the new ram!! :D
  12. redraidermacman macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    better?? and its running great, had a little trouble with my wifes macbook, but its running well now too...
  13. JavierDiaz4 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2007
    Thanks to all members for your memory advice. After reading all of the threads, I just purchase a 3gb kit for my Imac from OWC. Lets see how it goes when it arrives. Goiing from 2 x 516 to 1 x 2gb + 1gb. Lets see how it feels.

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