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iMac - Which RAM is it?


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I have been all over websites for RAM for an Imac 24" intel (the new one) and I have come up with 200 and 240 pins. Some websites, when I plug in the type of computer, some say 200 some say 240, some say SODIMM some say SDRAM. I am so confused. The apple website doesn't say how many pins. Does anyone have the answer? :dummy:
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I have been all over websites for RAM for an Imac 24" intel (the new one) and I have come up with 200 and 240 pins. Some websites, when I plug in the type of computer, some say 200 some say 240, some say SODIMM some say SDRAM. I am so confused. The apple website doesn't say how many pins. Does anyone have the answer? :dummy:
DDR2 (PC2-5300) SDRAM

200-pin

and yes needs to be SO-DIMM SDRAM

You can max out @ 3 GBs...2GB stick in one slot, 1GB in the other.
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DDR2 (PC2-5300)

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240-pin

You can max out @ 3 GBs...2GB stick in one slot, 1GB in the other.
Thank you so much. Too many conflicting sites.
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Thank you so much. Too many conflicting sites.
It is really confusing because of Apple...they should be spanked!

This is what you should look at. This corrects the info I gave before...

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...de-memory.html
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It is really confusing because of Apple...they should be spanked!

This is what you should look at. This corrects the info I gave before...

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...de-memory.html
So it takes the 200 pin then? I am confused. Does it say that you can use 200 pin with the SODIMM? I don't know the difference or understand the difference between SDRAM and SODIMM. Is SDRAM 240 pins and SODIMM 200?
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So it takes the 200 pin then? I am confused. Does it say that you can use 200 pin with the SODIMM? I don't know the difference or understand the difference between SDRAM and SODIMM. Is SDRAM 240 pins and SODIMM 200?
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....the correct RAM needed: 200 pin PC2 5300 SO-DIMM
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Maximum RAM?

Generally, SDRAM is desktop and SO-DIMM is notebook RAM.
The iMacs use notebook components so the SO-DIMM is called for.

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Maximum RAM?

Generally, SDRAM is desktop and SO-DIMM is notebook RAM.
The iMacs use notebook components so the SO-DIMM is called for.
Okay, that makes sense but why does apple put in SDRAM when you upgrade the memory when purchasing the imac?
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...zqTM4Q/10.?p=0
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