Upgrading RAM in a 3.06ghz Core 2 Duo Alu iMac. 4gb to 8gb.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Esulatell, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Esulatell macrumors member

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    I know exactly how to do it, I was just wondering how much two 8gb chips would cost (In the UK) and if the motherboard would actually recognize them.
    All help appreciated :D

    Edit: Sorry, I did mean two 4gb chips.
     
  2. gasport macrumors 6502

    gasport

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    Two 8gb chips would equal 16gb......:confused:
     
  3. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, it max's out at 8 GB so you probably meant (2) 4 GB DDR3 1066
     
  4. kurosov macrumors 6502a

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    Currently £815.34 on crucial UK for a 2x4gb kit.
     
  5. WeegieMac Guest

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    I seen that myself the other day when I ordered my own 4GB kit for my 2.4GHz Alu iMac for just £39.09. Given the performance increase, or lack of depending on who you listen to, between DDR2 and DDR3 you've got to admit it's a hell of a lot of money for memory.

    Those two memory chips cost over £200 than I paid for my iMac itself.
     
  6. kurosov macrumors 6502a

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    Well i'll be getting myself a 4bg upgrade foy my '09 imac in the near future. I think it's £60 for the ddr3 kit.

    The 8gb memory is definatly not worth the cost at the moment imo but i will be watching the prices closely for when it reaches a decent price.
     
  7. gasport macrumors 6502

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    Same here, just not worth the hefty price at present and all past trends indicate the upgrade will be a lot cheaper in the future.
     

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