RAM Sticks confused...PC3-8500 V. PC3-10600

Discussion in 'iMac' started by krewelement394, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. krewelement394 macrumors regular

    krewelement394

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    hi, i went onto crucial and downloaded their software, this way i'd knew what kind of ram my mid 2010 iMac needed. the software gave me these results:

    8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module

    a friend is selling his 2 sticks (same as ^) except the description is differ, here's what it is:

    8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module

    the PC3-#'s are different... does this mean those sticks of RAM aren't compatible with my iMac? I just want to make sure before buying since his sticks are new, once i open them, I'm stuck with them.
    thanks.
     
  2. Texran macrumors regular

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    Your friends ram is a lower speed ram, they'll Probably work but I wouldn't want them.
     
  3. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Just get the proper sticks of RAM and let your friend keep his. An 8 GB kit (2x4) is only about $40.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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