Memory (RAM) Upgrade question for 17in 2ghz iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sordan, May 11, 2011.

  1. sordan macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2011
    I have an intel 17in white plastic iMac currently installed with 1GB of ram. I have two questions:

    1. I plan on purchasing ram from I'm aware that 3GB is the limit for my model. Since I already have 1GB installed do I just need to purchase a 2GB memory stick? Or do I need to purchase a whole new 3GB package?

    2. Will there be a noticeable speed increase upgrading to 3GB? I'm hoping to gain a little more speed with having multiple applications open at once.

  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    -Yes a 2GB stick is fine

    -Yes you will notice a significant improvement.
  3. sordan thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Thanks so much!

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