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Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2008 4:19 PM (in response to Testemonial MAC convert)Looking at your profile above you already have a 1GB module, you don't need the 3GB kit you need a 2GB module to add to your current 1GB module to bring your system up to 3GB.
Look at this white iMac Installing and replacing memory article:
Have a look at the 2GB section of dealram's link!
[dealram 2GB|http://dealnews.com/memory/prices/systems/Apple-i-Mac-Intel-PC2-5300-DDR2-S O-DIMMS/41494/2GB.html]17" iMac Intel Core Duo - 2GB Ram -, Mac OS X (10.5.1), - Maxtor 300GB FireWire - 2G Nano
By the way, I saw it for $85.99 at proVantage https://www.provantage.com/scripts/cart.dll/x/0/review
which is less than Buy.com and I am happy about that since buy.com is terrible to deal with.iMAC 20", Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2008 4:57 PM (in response to Testemonial MAC convert)OK then yes that 3GB is what you need.
You can use RAM module sizes of 512 MB, 1 GB or 2GB in the top or bottom slots. You could even get a 2GB module and run 2.5GB, if your budget is an issue.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=30428417" iMac Intel Core Duo - 2GB Ram -, Mac OS X (10.5.1), - Maxtor 300GB FireWire - 2G Nano
I get all my memory at Crucial.com. They supply the exact same memory that comes in the MACs. 4GB (2 - 2GB sticks) for under 200 delivered!Imac 2.8 GHz 24in. 4GB Ram - MacBook Pro 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Logic 8.0.1 - Presonus FP10 - FaderPort - Glyph 400GB HD - Ultrsone ProLine 750
Just checked http://ww.crucial.com They have the 4GB kit for 119.99. I paid 167.00 one month ago!.Imac 2.8 GHz 24in. 4GB Ram - MacBook Pro 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Logic 8.0.1 - Presonus FP10 - FaderPort - Glyph 400GB HD - Ultrsone ProLine 750
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2008 1:03 PM (in response to Testemonial MAC convert)
Testemonial MAC convert wrote:
Any suggestions on where to list or sell my used memory,
the 2x512's that I will be replacing, other than ebay?
If your iMac is still under warranty, I'd strongly suggest keeping the
original memory sticks -- so you can reinstall them if you ever have
a problem requiring a warranty repair. That way, an Apple repair
shop can't blame the "aftermarket" memory.
Anyway, a used 512 MB memory module has very little market value;
they're selling for $12-$15 new, and new 1GB sticks are under $25.
LoobyWhite 20" C2D, Mac OS X (10.5.1), One measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2008 3:55 PM (in response to Testemonial MAC convert)Actually your Mac does take 4 GB modules, but you need to replace the existing 1 GB module -- in other words, if you already have 1 GB module and would like to move to 4 GB, you need to purchase 2 x 2 GB modules, and 1 GB module goes out - you can always sell it on eBay.
[Kingston 2 GB DDR2 667 Mhz unbuffered modules|http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000K1OQRW?tag=amfitedirectf-20&camp=14573&cre ative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B000K1OQRW&adid=08C7P0TTW0VBFF1NXJ7H&|RAM for iMac] have a lifetime warranty and they're about $48, so for 4 GB that's just a bit less than $100.iMac Aluminum 24", 2.8 Ghz Extreme, 1 TB, 4 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
! my step-dad though he knew what he was doing and ordered a 4 gig kit while i was away, it came in the mail today and is for laptops. will his be compatible? or do i have to return this and get another 4 gig kit for apple desktops? if so, a few links to some would be very much appreciated.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2GB RAM memory, 2.0 GHZ core duo processor, 250GB hard drive
Look at the OWC RAM link in den.thed's post & there is, further down, a list of which Macs the memory fits.
Is your Mac really an Early 2006 Core Duo?
SteveIntel iMac 17" 1.83Ghz Combo Drive, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.5.1), LaCie Writemaster, Voyager 210 Router, Maxtor Basics 3200 500GB
The iMac uses "laptop"-sized memory! Obviously, I cannot verify whether what was ordered was correct for your iMac, without knowing the exact specs, but don't be alarmed yet!iMac 17" 1.8GHz PowerPC G5, 1.5gb SDRAM, 80gb hd, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Hi Lonestar Soucy
Yes that should work the (Intel iMac) desktops and laptops/notebooks use the same ram!
Earlier up in the thread Lonestar say's it's an alum. iMac.
Dennis17" iMac Intel Core Duo - 2GB Ram -, Mac OS X (10.5.1), - Maxtor 300GB FireWire - 2G Nano
If this is the ram he ordered:
and it meets the spec's:
Then yes that's it!17" iMac Intel Core Duo - 2GB Ram -, Mac OS X (10.5.1), - Maxtor 300GB FireWire - 2G Nano