iMac upgrade capacity

Discussion in 'iMac' started by trevorcat, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. trevorcat macrumors newbie

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    I have a 24" iMac, 3.06 GHz intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB memory. Would like to upgrade but not sure how much more memory I can add. I seem to recall when I bought the computer I maxed it out so not sure if I can upgrade the computer. If I can, what memory card do you recommend?

    Thanks.:confused:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If it is this iMac, it can take up to 6 GB of RAM, thus you need one 4 GB module of 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM. Newegg and Amazon might be good places to look for, Crucial and Kingston and Corsair are reputable brands.
     
  3. trevorcat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just curious...why do the memory specs I see say that the max my computer can only handle 4 GB? Is that so I'll buy another computer??
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't know, why Apple almost always list less maximum RAM capacities for their Macs than they actually can take.
    My 2007 iMac can take 6 GB too, but since I upgraded it to an SSD, the 4 GB RAM feel less constrained.
     
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