iMac alu ram question

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  1. Bobsbarricades

    Bobsbarricades New Member

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    So I couldn't get the freakin guy on the apple chat to tell me if he could just stick a 2 gig stick inside the iMac and leave the expandable slot blank...he kept telling me that paired is better and generally being lame...

    does anybody have any advice? should I just get a 1 gig configuration and a 2 gig stick to put in the expansion slot for 3 Gig's? will it really make that much of a performance difference for me to get 2 Gig of mac 'paired' ram?
     
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  2. Bobsbarricades

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    come on come on come on!!
     
  3. Raider007

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    just see what type of ram you need at crucial
    order it from newegg to save money

    it does make a differences, but not enough to notice. just get the 2 gigger
     
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    Which iMac is this? Unless it's a new release (aluminum and glass) then it won't handle more than 2 gigs. If it's the white Core Duo/Core 2 Duo iMac then it will max out at 2 gigs. That said, I would probably just run two 1 gig sticks in the computer. Otherwise if its the newer iMac then get the 2 gig so you can expand to 4 later.

    Edit: Just saw you said "alu iMac" so yeah get the 2 gig so you can expand later.
     
  5. Bobsbarricades

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    but that's what I'm saying, I can't get a 2 gig and expand later. If I get a 2 gig, they give me a 1x1 setup. the only option that leaves room for expansion is the 1 gig option.
     
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    My apologies....I didn't know you had yet to order the computer. In that case get the lowest amount possible and order from newegg later like Raider said. It's senseless paying the high price that Apple charges you for RAM upgrades.
     
  7. Bobsbarricades

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    i wouldn't suppose anybody has an article up on how to change out the internal RAM...eh :)

    Yea, seems like the lower option is best.
     
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    i think this guide can still apply to the new imacs
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303084
     
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    o cool. I bet it will, but I wonder if there are still two slots. it sounds liek there is only one expansion slot on the bottom of the Al iMacs. Which is really not a big deal.
     

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