Maximum RAM iMac early 2008

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rory.reilly, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. rory.reilly macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a used 20 inch iMac early 2008, it was in perfect condition (the plastic was still on it and the mouse hadn't even been opened). I really like it but think that in order to make it useful i should probably upgrade the RAM (it only has 1gb). I know that it only says 4gb on apple's website but can it be upgraded to more?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
    • By visiting EveryMac.com: Actual Maximum RAM
    • By using Mactracker
    • By entering your serial number here to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify.)
     
  3. Nilscollection macrumors regular

    Nilscollection

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    The websites mentioned above won't help you with this question.

    Although Apple says that this iMac can handle up to 4 GB, it actually can handle up to 6 GB.
    I have the exact same iMac and I've upgraded it to 6 GB.

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    Note that you have to put the 4 GB stick in the slot on the right - if you put it on the left, the machine won't boot.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes, they will. You obviously didn't read them.
     
  5. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    Its 6GB, the same as the 24" model.

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