Question about iMac memory

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rakumar, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. rakumar macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    I just purchased a new iMac 24" from my University's computer store.
    I had them install extra memory, since their price was a lot lower
    than Apple's. But I just noticed that they installed 667 mhz memory,
    rather than 800 mhz memory. The machine is blazing fast, so I'm
    not worried about speed. But should I be worried that the wrong kind
    of memory might affect the system in other ways? Any advice
    would be much appreciated!
  2. gehrbox macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2007
    At worst you will probably see a minor performance hit. This link refers to a Mac Pro running 667 in a system designed for 800. Your experience will probably be similar :

    I'd still take it back and demand they install the correct memory. If nothing else return the memory and get your cash back. You can get 4GB of the right memory for well under $100.
  3. rakumar thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    Thanks! I think I will ask them to install the proper memory.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Take it back. There's no excuse for installing sub-spec parts.

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