Ram Help Please!

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

  1. sf35 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
    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

    Oct 9, 2008
    You can use faster RAM than the system supports, it will just throttle it down to the supported speed.
  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    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

    Aug 6, 2009
    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

    Jul 30, 2009
    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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