Question - Memory upgrades for new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lalutte, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. lalutte macrumors newbie

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    I just put an order in for a new 24" iMac on order (YEAH!!!).

    To save a couple of bucks, I thought I'd install my own RAM.

    Here's the question:

    Apples specs keep referring to
    PC2-5300 (667) DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM
    but everything I keep finding for sale is
    PC2-5400 (667) DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM

    Can someone tell me what the difference is?
    More importantly, will the PC2-5400 work fine in an iMac?

    My guess is that it's fine, but I figured someone one these forums would know for sure.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mothergoose45 macrumors member

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    Go to http://macsales.com and go to the Ram selector. Then pick your Imac. I ordered the 4 gb kit from them Wed. and will get it this morning. They are recommended on here by many people and have a lifetime warranty. Can't go wrong with that guarantee if the ram works like everyone is telling me.
     
  3. lalutte thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    I'd also like to know regarding PC2-5300 vs PC2-5400. They seem to run at the same frequency so I suppose it should work fine? The model number for the 4GB kit is KTA-MB667K2/4G after all.
     
  5. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    Buy it and try it. Just find out their return policy. 5400 has a higher bandwidth. It also may have a lower cache latancy. Whether the iMac will take advantage is another thing. Try some before/after benchmarks.
     
  6. johnmcboston macrumors 6502

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    I ordered their memory as well. Unfortunately, it will arrive a week before the computer does. :)
     
  7. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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