Memory upgrade for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kevcreutz, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. kevcreutz macrumors newbie

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    I would like to upgrade the memory in my iMac (late 2006) from 2GB. it appears that the highest I can go is 4GB. Does anyone know if it is possible to get to 6GB or 8GB on this model?
     
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  3. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    The iMac has two RAM slots, but if it comes with 2GB, it will have two 1GB sticks in it. When I bought my iMac in late 2007 and upgraded to 2GB, they took my two 512MB sticks in payment (I bought the iMac and let the store upgrade to 2GB right there).

    Or did Apple have a different RAM policy back then? Meaning it comes with one 2GB stick if they sell it with 2GB RAM? Every Mac I bought with two RAM slots, had its RAM capacity filled by two sticks of the same size, never by one stick with the maximum size. Even the iMacs with four slots and coming with 4GB have two 2GB sticks in them.
     
  5. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    Apple charges a premium for RAM upgrades. Purchasing via a third party and installing on your own, will save you $100+. And I was incorrect if it is one of the models I mentioned above the MAX is 4GB (2x2GB). Sorry :(

    Support for > 4GB started in 2007.
     
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    I didn't buy at an Apple Store, as there weren't any in my country anyway. I went to a reseller, who did only charge 30 to 40 € for two 1GB sticks (2007), so it was a fair price.
     

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