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    Aug 11, 2005
    Exceeding recomended RAM
    I have an imac with two memory slots, one has a 1gb stick the other a 2gb stick, said that I am at the maximum memory my mac can handle, 3072mb of ram. Can I replace the 1gb stick with a 2gb stick making my mac have 4gb of ram safely and will I notice an increase in performance?

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    Jun 02, 2008
    MacBook 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo | 1GB RAM | OS X 10.6.3 | 250GB External HD | 8GB iPod Touch 1st Gen 3.1.3
    Yes, all the iMacs max out at 4GB of RAM, so having two 2 GB sticks is all you can put in.

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    Jan 27, 2007
    17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
    The white imacs can handle 2 x 2GB sticks in the computer. But will only address 3 of those GB. SO really the 4th GB is not even recognised by the computer. It's only useful if you want the dual channel boost. But even that's not worth the price of a reallt useless GB of ram.

    But the Alu imacs can read and address 4 GB of ram.

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