The difference between MB324LL/A and MA876LL/A

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stagius24, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. stagius24 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    Hi there,

    New to this forum, so please excuse me if this question has been covered many time before.♠

    I know they are basically indicated the model year of the IMac. The MAxxx come with 2.0 GHZ processor, cost 1094.00usd at amazon. The MBxxx come with 2.4GHZ, cost 1194 USD.

    Is there any significant improvement between 2 models? By the look, i only noticed the difference in the wallpaper ( i hope this is not the only improvement)

    Which model would you actually buy ?

    I am not doing any kind of graphic design, of gaming .. just a gift to dad in father day. So 2GHZ and 2.4GHZ doesnt matter, what matter the reability between these 2 models.

    Thank you,
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
  3. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    The difference is that the more expensive one suits a 2.4ghz processor with a 6MB L2 cache as apposed to a 2.0ghz processor with a 4MB L2 cache. RAM, Graphics card, and the rest remain the same. If the 400MHZ and 2MB L2 cache is important to you, then go with the more expensive one. If not, the other iMac will work perfectly as well.
  4. stagius24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008

    Thank for the information.

    I have one more question, I assume both the model come with the lastest version of Leopard, am i right ?

    As far as different memory bus speed, can i swap out the lower speed ram to the higher speed ram ( the one is the new iMac) ?
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    As with most Macs all replacing 667 memory with 800 will accomplish is making sure the memory actually meets the 667 specs.

    Won't make the bus run faster, but just downclocks from 800 to 667.

    If you are getting cheap memory that says it works in the iMac, but aren't sure -- this is where getting the next fastest speed can help reduce the chance of problems.

    Actually Apple did this when they changed the specs and made the 100MHz bus Macs require 133MHz memory.

    As long as they are the same type of DIMMs...

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