Of all my years building computers this boggles my mind

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RevToTheRedline, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2007
    I received a 4GB kit of OCZ PC2-6400 DDR2 in the mail today, immediately installed it, doesn't boot in new iMac... So i figured, great it's DOA... I put everything back in the box and was gonna call Zip Zoom Fly in the morning to get it RMA'd, but after googling on it, the iMac doesn't like to run 800Mhz ram at 667?? A person also said that G.Skill PC2-6400 doesn't boot.

    Of all my years building PC's I've never heard of a computer ever in my life not to be backward compatible, go go Apple.
  2. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    Nutty, I wouldn't have expected that either. Not that it's worth much, but this isn't an across-the-board limitation. I put my 800MHz 2x1GB factory RAM from my new Mac Pro in my girlfriend's old Mac Pro (667MHz) and it's working just fine.

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