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I want to increase the ram in my mac

iMAC OSX (2008/9?)
version 10.6.8
Processor: 2.8 GHz intel core 2 duo
Memory: 4gb 800 MHz DDR2 SD RAM

I want to increase to 16gb

Can someone advise me as to what to buy

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You may want to upgrade your computers ram to 16gig...but unfortunately...the official max. ram for this computer model is 4gig (the amount already installed).

Unofficially it can be upgraded to 6gig. But this upgrade is sort of expensive for an older computer...at about $134 dollars.

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According to Mactracker, you have a early 2008 iMac 24". Memory specs:

Maximum Memory 6.0 GB (Actual) 4.0 GB (Apple)
Memory Slots 2 - 200-pin PC2-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM


As you can see, you can only increase memory to 6 GB. Your iMac only has 2 memory slots which means = 1 x 4 GB + 1 x 2 GB for a total of 6 GB.
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Thread moved to better location (Apple Desktops)...not an "OS X Operating System" topic. Thanks for understanding.

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- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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Gotcha by a few seconds Charlie!

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- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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thanks for your help

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