Quick iMac RAM question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nickarmadillo, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. nickarmadillo macrumors regular

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    Ok. So my mother has an early 2008 iMac (24", 2GB RAM 800MHz DDR2, 2.8GHz, 8800Gs) and needs some more memory. Apple Support states that the maximum supported memory is 4GB. However, I know that some machines can utilize more memory than the stated maximum, while others have a hard limit. Can I put in 8GB of RAM? Will it all be utilized, or would I only have access to 4GB even with 8GB in? Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
     
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  4. nickarmadillo thread starter macrumors regular

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    But I can put 2 4GB sticks in, correct? It will just access 6 of the 8?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep.
     
  6. kpgh554 macrumors regular

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    No you need 1x2gb slot 1 1x4gb slot 2. if add 2x 4gb will run alright till use ram intensive app. then get kernel panics and comp seizing up needing major reboot. as it says max 6gb.(been there got tee shirt.) also got spare 4gb ram spare.
     

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