9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 12:30 PM by den.thed
grandpamike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am thinking about adding more memory to my early 2008 2.8 Ghz Core 2 Duo 8.1 24" Imac. It came with 2.0GB of memory and I waould like to add 4Gb more to make a total of six.

 

I have been on the OWC website where a 6.0GB upgrade Kit is offered for about $117. The process of adding it to my Imac seems pretty straightforward, and I was wondering if anyone here has done the upgrade.

 

I know Apple says 4GB is the max but I am reading all over the place of people who have gone up to 6GB, so it seems possible.

  • 1. Re: Imac Memory
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    Thousands have done this upgrade, OWC is a very trusted reseller. If you buy their kit and follow the install instructions (very very easy to do) I'm sure your experience will be fine and you will feel like you have a new iMac again.

  • 2. Re: Imac Memory
    grandpamike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply, but I just have one more thing to ask. I will order the 6.0GB upgrade kit which come with a 2GB and a 4GB memory module. The question is, does it matter how they are put into the slots, the 2 or 4 first or second in the memory slots ?

  • 3. Re: Imac Memory
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    No. BTW OWC has install videos online, click their tech support link to locate them.

  • 4. Re: Imac Memory
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    In concert with rkaufmann87, I have upgraded my Mac (a year older than yours) to 6GB with no problem, indeed with greatly improved performance.    Go ahead, I'm sure all will be ok.  Incidentally, the OWC site is best suited to North America, the Crucial.com site is best suited to Europe.   Both offer similar services but it's all a question of buying at the right price, the exchange rate differences and shipping costs.

  • 5. Re: Imac Memory
    grandpamike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Will be ordering from OWC, but wanted to know if it makes a difference which module goes into the slots, the 2 first or the 4 first.

  • 6. Re: Imac Memory
    grandpamike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did look on their web site but they had the 2007 model then skiped to the 2009, I have the 2008, the 8.1 model.

  • 7. Re: Imac Memory
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    grandpamike wrote:

     

    I did look on their web site but they had the 2007 model then skiped to the 2009, I have the 2008, the 8.1 model.

    2007 & 2008 are almost identical, you can follow the directions for the 2007 shown. Again it doesn't matter what slot you use.The whole job takes less than 5 minutes, you have spent much much more time on these forums than the whole job will take.

  • 8. Re: Imac Memory
    grandpamike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are correct <G>, but I like to be sure before starting a project, and I always get good advice from this forum, but tend to be too verbose. Thanks again for your assistance.

  • 9. Re: Imac Memory
    den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,935 points)

    Doesn't matter which slot you put the 2GB or 4GB module in, as stated above the instructions for the Mid 2007 thru Early 2009 with two side by side slots are the same.

     

    use > iMac Memory Installation Video at OtherWorldComputing.com

     

    or > iMac: How to remove or install memory