Newbie : Can I somehow upgrade memory 2Gb>> 4Gb

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chucky666UK, May 17, 2008.

  1. Chucky666UK macrumors member

    May 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Noob Question : Gonna purchase an Imac hopefully today. 2.8 with 24" and 8800GS and 2Gb (2x1gb). How would i upgrade this 4gb in the future? I mean, surely i would have to remove 1 gb to replace 2gb stick (=3gb) or is there any other method???

    Cheers guys.
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Nope, that's pretty much it. The iMac has two RAM slots, and if both are filled you have to remove at least one in order to add another, higher capacity chip.
  3. nanoage macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    I just recently got my 3.06 and upgraded it to 4Gigs, I had to replace both memory modules. I got them off of Crucial's website for 140$ shipped with 2day shipping.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Welcome to MR

    You'll find answers to this and many other commonly asked questions under the Guides tab at the top

    Guides : Hardware : Understanding Intel Mac RAM

    In general, it's recommended to have a Search in the forums and.or a look at the Guides before posting a new question.
  5. hickster macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    This is exactly why I went against "tradition" and went ahead and ordered my 3.06 with 4 gig from Apple. For the extra $60, I didn't have to mess with anything and my ENTIRE system is 100% covered by Applecare. I can amortize that piece of mind quite easily over the next three years.;)
    This is the first time it has ever made any sense whatsoever to go with the factory RAM upgrade.:cool:
    Not knocking ya, just throwing it out there...
  6. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I can understand your "peace of mind" but the price of Apple ram is a bit scary .. :eek:
  7. nanoage macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    Crucial Memory has a life time warranty and the iMac has easiest memory replacement on the planet, but I can understand where you are coming from and the peace of mind. Heck we already threw down so much money on the imac that 60$ is nothing.
  8. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    4 gb of Ram can be bought at Newegg for less that $70. It takes all of 5 minues to install and it DOES NOT void any Applecare coverage. Paying Apple for the upgrade is like throwing money away.

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