Ram Help Please!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sf35, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. sf35 macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys! I have a 2.4GHz Intel Imac

    I was wanting to upgrade the RAM to 3GB.

    I realise the default Ram in the mac is a 1GB 667 MHz stick, the stick I was sold is a:

    Geil 2GB 800MHz stick. I have not opened the packaging yet so that I can return it if it does not work.

    Could someone please let me know if this stick will work successfully in my IMac.

    Any help would be appreciated - cheers!
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    You can use faster RAM than the system supports, it will just throttle it down to the supported speed.
     
  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    not sure if it will work but probably won't or you will face issues it's better to change it wait for another answer if u want faster rams
     
  4. sf35 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't necessarily want faster RAM, its just what the guy at the store gave me, and not being an expert I took his advice, although to be honest he seemed to have far more knowledge of PCs than Macs which is why I am a little dubious.

    but thank you for the input so far guys :)!
     
  5. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    You can use faster RAM as long as its the right type but its a waste of money because the computer will automatically downclock it
     

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