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    Over "Ramming" an iMac
    Mate of mine has an old iMac form back in the dark ages of 2006.

    The iMac is only meant to take a maximum of 3gb Ram. However I can't find the 1.5GB sticks anywhere, I'm sure they used to make them but maybe I was dreaming.

    So he was wondering if it's ok to go with a 2GB and a 1GB stick? Someone told me once the uneven sticks wouldn't work, that might be a pub fact though. And what would happen if he just put 2 x 2GB sticks in there?

    Sorry if this has been asked before!

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    The 2GB+1GB combo will work fine, you can even do 2x2GB but the system will only likely see 3GB and thus 1GB is wasted money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hojkoff_101 View Post
    Mate of mine has an old iMac form back in the dark ages of 2006.
    Some of the iMac models released during 2006 only have a max. ram of 2gig. So it would be best to be VERY specific about what iMac model this is before purchasing ram.

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    Yeah I noticed that, we've double checked it and it seems fine to got for 3GB. It's a late 2006 model, iMac 6,1.

    Thanks for all the help guys, he's bought a 2GB and 1GB stick for it.

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    The only difference a 2 and a 1GB stick will make is the RAM will not be a matched Pair and running in True Dual Channel. On some tests there is a small penalty, but it will run fine. Many with that iMac use 3GB. You can put in 2 2GB sticks and have it in Dual Channel Config if you wanted. Just the last GB would not show.

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