late 2007 imac memory question (ram and HDD)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dxr808s, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. dxr808s macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Hi there. Sorry for the noob question, but I am a little confused.

    My iMac (late 2007, 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 24") can probably do with some upgrades at this point as I don't really have the funds to upgrade to a new system. I was looking at the mactracker app and it has me a bit confused.

    I would love to throw a bit more ram in it. I currently have 4GB, which I thought was the max, but I am seeing conflicting reports. I think I have read on macrumors that it can go up to 8gb. Is this true? The Mactracker app says that it can somehow support 6gb. Or at least, it says 6GB (actual), 4GB (Apple). I am not sure exactly what that means. And how would you get 6GBs? A 4gb and a 2gb? Crucial says that it will only accept up to 4gb.

    Also, Mactrakcker says that the max HDD is 1TB. Does that mean it is the max that Apple shipped it with, or that you can't put anything higher than 1tb. As in, it won't accept a 2tb drive?

    Lastly, what is a good compatible HDD to upgrade to. Looking for the highest amount of memory at the best price of course :)

    Thanks to all who reply. You guys are always a great help!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    There is no late-2007 iMac. Only mid-2007 and early-2008. I'm guessing you have the mid-07, you can put a maximum amount of 6Gb of ram in it. The 1Tb is the biggest drive it shipped with, it can read all sizes that are currently on the market.
  3. dxr808s thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Haha okay, mid-2007. Thanks for the clarification.

    Again, I will ask, how do you get 6gb in it? One 2gb and one 4gb module? Will that work?

    Thanks again.
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Yes. One 4gb and one 2gb.

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