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    New 08 Imac - memory question
    I bought a new 08 imac the other day, instead of shelling out the loot for a 4gb version i bought the 2gb however I want to have 4gb of ram. I figured I could find it elsewhere online. I came across this on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134671 however its rated a bit lower then the specs of the imac which are pc 6400 800mhz. I was wondering if I would notice or have a decrease in performance due to the lower mhz of the memory and or if this memory would even work with a desktop, it seems like a great price but I think its for a lappy, no? Thanks in advance.

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    I'm pretty sure you can find better priced and guaranteed compatibility on www.crucial.com I'll go check right now... but you should check it out.
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    While the memory you linked to has the exact specs your iMac needs, don't waste your money on the Mac memory section at Newegg. Just go to the regular laptop memory section and find RAM with the right specs.

    Here are some good 4GB sets:

    OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $79.99

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $84.99

    ogacon, Crucial has a 2x2GB set for $109.99. While that is certainly cheaper than the set the OP linked to, it doesn't beat the above prices.

    Crucial 4GB kit

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    hey, you said laptop memory, I have an imac, did you make a mistake or will it work just the same? Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    While the memory you linked to has the exact specs your iMac needs, don't waste your money on the Mac memory section at Newegg. Just go to the regular laptop memory section and find RAM with the right specs.

    Here are some good 4GB sets:

    OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $79.99

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $84.99

    ogacon, Crucial has a 2x2GB set for $109.99. While that is certainly cheaper than the set the OP linked to, it doesn't beat the above prices.

    Crucial 4GB kit

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    The iMac uses laptop parts to make it so thin, so yes, laptop memory is exactly what you need.

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    thanks alot for the info, really appreciate it.

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    try mac sales or mac mall

    but mac sales have it for 113.00

    and for new imac 08

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    Ram for the imac is so cheap why don't you get something reputable instead of really cheap.

    Unless your really cheap, that pretty much covers it....lol

    I'ts just after reading about reviews on the G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $84.99 it's sounds like more of a PITA than anything. waiting for something only to get it and it suckes then you have to hassle with exchange....meanhwile, you could have spent another $50 and got some good kingston or crucial ram, and have had no problems.

    with 4gb on my 24" 2.66 imac , I get 82fps in stormwind in WOW. Pretty good imo.

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    $62 for 4GB from OCZ?? And it's CAS 5?

    Sheesh. I just shelled out $109 for Crucial CAS 6 the other day too That's what impatience buys I guess.

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