Ram question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by vtxdig, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. vtxdig macrumors member

    vtxdig

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    Hello, Future Shop here in Canada has 2GB 200-Pin PC2-5300 DDR2 SODIMM on for 24.99. My question is will this work in my iMac? i have a late 2008 that has the 800mhz in it, 2 gb. I want upgrade to the 4gb of ram.
    Thanks
    Not really sure about the difference in mhz...
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  3. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    Yea should work, but most likely you have 2 x 1gb right now, so you will actually have to order 2 x 4gb instead of just adding a 2gb. I cant be certain but you should probably check before you order.
     
  4. vtxdig thread starter macrumors member

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    Right i will need two of the 2gb. But what about the speed, the stock ram is 800mhz, the other is 667mhz. How much of a difference, i guess i should just hold out and get the right mem.
    thanks
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    You need to buy 800mhz RAM, as the 667mhz RAM isn't rated to run on the 800mhz bus in the computer.
     
  6. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    You do not need the faster ram. Putting slower ram in a faster bus will not damage the ram or the system. To be quite honest I don't think you will even notice much difference.
     

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