iMac needs new memory which one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Patth9, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Patth9 macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007
    I'm trying to help a friend upgrade his iMac's memory. It is confusing to figure out which memory stick for which iMac.

    This is his Hardware overview
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2 

    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB (currently 1 GB 2 halfs)
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09 SMC Version (system): 1.9f4

    I think the correct memory is PC5300 DDR2 667MHz 200 Pin, but since I don't have hands on the computer to simply check the old memory sticks, I need to be sure before I order for him.

    As always, I am grateful for help I often receive one MacRumors.

  2. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    It is PC2-5300. Uses the same memory of the MacBooks from that generation. So make sure you are getting the smaller iMac sticks.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Yes, you are correct about the memory specs.
    200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM
  4. Patth9, Jan 22, 2016
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    Patth9 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007
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    Jun 28, 2007
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