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    New Imac Ram in old Imac?

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    New Imac Ram in old Imac?
    I upgraded my Ram in my new 27 inch Imac with from 8gb to 16gb. I have an older 2008 Imac 24. Can I put the Ram coming out of the new Imac into the 2008. Currently, the 2008 one has 4gb.

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    New Imac Ram in old Imac?
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    It might physically fit but I wouldn't recommend doing it. I just upgraded my new 27 inch iMac and it was only about $60 for an 8Gb upgrade.


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    New Imac Ram in old Imac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by max921860 View Post
    I upgraded my Ram in my new 27 inch Imac with from 8gb to 16gb. I have an older 2008 Imac 24. Can I put the Ram coming out of the new Imac into the 2008. Currently, the 2008 one has 4gb.

    Thanks
    Different memory and different form factor. It won't work or fit.

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    New Imac Ram in old Imac?

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    Thanks. Any ideas what to do with the new ram? Sell it?

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    New Imac Ram in old Imac?
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    I would hang on to it. Put it in the box that the new ones came in. I have had ram fail before and it sure was handy not only to prove the ram was bad but to enable me to function while the company was replacing the defective ram.

    Bill

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