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I just ordered an iMac 24" Core 2 Extreme with the default 1 GB RAM. I want to take out that 1 GB module and install two 2 GB modules. I found this Corsair module I think I'll buy, but I just want to see if anyone else here has tried it and can confirm that it works? I've heard that there's a possibility the computer will only recognize the module as 1 GB instead of 2 GB?
CORSAIR 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory
Message was edited by: Captain Tex
Hi Captian Tex
No you need the 200 pin 4GB kit.
[CORSAIR 4GB 200-Pin Kit|http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=481053-9-0-RAM-0&Item=N82E16 820145193&ATT=20-145-193&CMP=OTC-dealram&nmmc=OTC-dealram&cm_mmc=OTC-dealram-_-Memory(Notebook+Memory)-_-Corsair+Memory+Inc.--20145193]
Or a single 2GB to add to your 1GB for 3GB
[CORSAIR 2GB Module|http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=256817-9-0-RAM-0&Item=N82 E16820145172&ATT=20-145-172&CMP=OTC-dealram&nmmc=OTC-dealram&cm_mmc=OTC-dealram-_-Memory(Notebook+Memory)-_-Corsair+Memory+Inc.--20145172]
Sure, I'll do that next time. One follow up question though, the Corsair you linked is out of stock. I found a Kingston kit which I think is identical, if you don't mind, could you just double check it for me?
Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Notebook Memory
Yes those spec's look good! A few folks have reported problems with Kingston, OWC or Crucial would be my next choice.
There have been mixed reports on compatibility with Kingston's "Value Ram"
product line (KVR prefix). There's no financial risk if you buy from Newegg,
but if it doesn't work, you'll lose the time involved in messing with a return.
You can minimize that risk by paying a little extra for "Apple-specific" RAM.
Newegg lists several Apple-specific products under: *Apple > Mac Memory*
Also check mushkin.com, crucial.com, and macsales.com (a.k.a. OWC) for
good prices on guaranteed-compatible Mac memory.
Sweet, thanks! I'm ordering a bunch of other stuff, so I'd like to go with NewEgg. It seems like Mushkin has a good rep, so I might go with them. I found a deal that seems good since it has free shipping and a $20 rebate:
Thanks again, I'm really looking forward to this new iMac.
Hello all. I just made the jump and purchased my first Apple ever. It is the Core Duo 2.16 and I wish to upgrade the 1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM memory. I skimmed thru this thread and found another memory option at Newegg-
How would that memory card work with my system? Here is what Newegg recomended for upgrade for my computer-
Thanks so much for any help you can provide!