New Max memory for late 2009 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Miarka, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Miarka macrumors newbie

    Miarka

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    So the apple website has stopped updating the specs for the iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009,
    3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) some time ago.
    The most recent specs they have for the maximum memory is 4gb per slot and 16gb total.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht3912
    However,

    According to the iRam/Mushkin website, they have a compatible 8gb per slot solution.
    This also begs the question of 32gb total? running Sierra 10.12
    Below is the model number and related links.
    Any thoughts?

    MAR3S1067T8G28X2
    http://www.iramtechnology.com/index.php/products/find-by-product-line/14-imac-2009

    http://www.iramtechnology.com/index.php/component/djcatalog2/item/58-MAR3S1067T8G28X2




     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Apple has been known to actually underreport the maximum amount of RAM you can put in your Mac. I'm not sure if this applies to the late 2009 Core 2 Duo, but mid 2010 and mid 2011 iMac 21.5" both can accept 32 GB. Maybe someone else can give you a more definite answer on that specific model.

    Edit: According to Mactracker/EveryMac this only seems to apply to the mid 2011 21.5". Looks like the earlier 21.5" models do cap at 16 GB.
     
  3. Miarka thread starter macrumors newbie

    Miarka

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    how about if I use just two of the 8gb for a total of 16gb?
    Do the slots max out at 4gb?
     

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