08-02-2009, 10:20 PM #1RAM on newer iMac work on older iMac?
I recently replaced the RAM on my aluminum iMac from 1gb to 4gb.
Can I put the 1gb RAM in my older white iMac which has only 512mb RAM?
These are the exact 2 iMac's I have.(not my pic)
08-02-2009, 11:19 PM #2
You didn't mention the exact specs. of your two iMacs so I could look up what memory each one uses...but generally speaking, memory (ram) is not backwards compatible.
From the looks of your 2 iMacs...the older one uses PC-5300 ram & the newer iMac uses PC-8500. This is just a guess, since I don't know the exact models you have.
08-02-2009, 11:26 PM #3
the white is 17in 1.83ghz intel core duo
the aluminum is 20in 2.0ghz intel core 2 duo
08-02-2009, 11:39 PM #4
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08-07-2009, 11:45 AM #6
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Would using faster memory be of any value in my older IMac. Older imac is 20 in 2.1 gig and has 2 gig ram[not sure of speed] but removed 2 gig 800 meg ram from new Imac[installed 4gig] 2.8gig. Is this just a waste of time or would there be some value to this.
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