Which is better - 4Gb 600Mhz or 2Gb 800MHz

Discussion in 'iMac' started by richardfrost, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. richardfrost macrumors newbie

    richardfrost

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    In my early 2008 20" iMac, I just swapped out the original 2Gb 800MHz RAM for 4Gb 667MHz RAM which I took out of my MacBook.

    Memory shortage is rarely an issue for me on the iMac so I am wondering if I did the right thing.

    So which is best? More but slightly slower memory, or less but slightly faster?
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    4GB is better, even if you don't think you have memory shortage issues, OS X likes the room to expand... you'll notice the size difference, the small speed difference is absolutely negligible.
     
  3. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    More is better than faster in that situation!
     
  4. richardfrost thread starter macrumors newbie

    richardfrost

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    Thanks. I thought so but it is always nice to get another opinion.

    All I have to do now is get over my MacBook Pro envy. I just bought my son a 15" MBP Retina. Man that is a beautiful machine. And fast.
     

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