iMac RAM question - please dont kill me

Discussion in 'iMac' started by HazRutter, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. HazRutter macrumors regular

    HazRutter

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    I searched and couldnt find an answer so please dont kill me :(

    Seeing as my iMac has 2gb of RAM already, I was wondering, if it is 1 x 2gb, could I not just order another 1x2gb stick to make 4gb?

    Or is it 2 x 1gb sticks in there?

    Thanks

    EDIT: Nevermind I found my anwer on apple website :(

    Just to check, would this RAM be ok:

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=3299593DA5CA7304
     
  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if that's the correct part number for your iMac, they will work well as Crucial is a reputable company and the RAM has a lifetime warranty.
     
  3. DSG macrumors regular

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    Be careful - the link you posted is for DDR2 RAM. That would be correct for any aluminium iMac before the current one, which uses faster DDR3 RAM. As a rough guide, if your iMac has a base that tapers towards the front then you can use DDR3.
     
  4. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

    HazRutter

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    My iMac is the last gen one, so im pretty sure you can only have DDR2
     
  5. DSG macrumors regular

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    That's the right memory then. When it arrives you'll probably find it's even branded the same as the stuff in your iMac already - Crucial are brilliant!
     
  6. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Shall I go for it then?

    It will all work perfectly and speed my iMac up when im gaming, video animation and stuff?
     
  7. Drazic macrumors newbie

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    If your iMac came with 2 gb ram when you bought it then it's probably 2x1gb and buying this wont do you any good (unless you buy 2 of them).
     
  8. DSG macrumors regular

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    Given how much it costs (i.e. not that much) I think it is generally thought to be a really good value upgrade. It's hard to tell whether you, in particular, will see a significant improvement but video stuff is exactly the kind of thing that demands plenty of memory.

    You can always ebay your 2 1GB SODIMMs too.
     
  9. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will I notice the difference in normal day to day use?
     

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