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    Ram
    I bought ram for my macbook pro through Newegg and I just got the new 24" iMac and would like to upgrade it to 4GB (currently has 2).

    Three questions:

    A. What manufacturer do you recommend?

    B. What are the ram specs (to make sure I buy the right kind) and how many slots are there (do I have to buy two 2gb sticks or just one)?

    C. Anyone have a link to a video on installing it?

    Thanks in advance for the input!


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    I personally recommend crucial as that is what i use.

    I havent seen a video install but here is a link to the directions provided by apple. It also tells you the specs you need for the RAM

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    I personally recommend the search function.
    iMac - 2.4 C2D - 4GB RAM | MacBook - 2.0 C2D - 2GB RAM | AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    You need 2 X 2GB PC2-5300 240pin DDR2 SoDimms.

    If you were in the UK - I am actually a RAM retailer and could sell you some, I have hundreds - but I doubt you would want to wait a week!

    Thanks
    Alex

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    I buy my ram from OWC. I just got 2 gb to ad to my Imac intel and it worked great and was cheaper than the rest.
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    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by MACGIRL34 View Post
    I buy my ram from OWC. I just got 2 gb to ad to my Imac intel and it worked great and was cheaper than the rest.
    MacGirl! Thanks a lot... I just got 4 GB with overnnight delivery (fedex) or $120. I appreciate all the input everybody!


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    Glad to help...good luck with it...amazing how easy it is to install...
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    You need 2 X 2GB PC2-5300 240pin DDR2 SoDimms.
    Doesn't the iMac use SODIMM 200 pin RAM? It should be the same as for the Macbook Pro...

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    You are right...
    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    Doesn't the iMac use SODIMM 200 pin RAM? It should be the same as for the Macbook Pro...
    It is 200 PIN not 240... I used the compatibility feature on OWC... I should have put that in here in case someone else asks...

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    I'm not sure if you are agreeing with me or correcting me. Just to be sure, I said it is 200 pin. The guy Alexmaccoll said that you need 240pin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac880104 View Post
    MacGirl! Thanks a lot... I just got 4 GB with overnnight delivery (fedex) or $120. I appreciate all the input everybody!

    Just for future reference...if You pay the cheapest shipping on OWC which is $4.50 you get it in about 2 days time if you are USA...I bought mine yesterday and it will be here tomorrow. Every time I or my friends buy from them it ships that fast and we are all over the country...

    But good deal on your ram...
    .Leo my mac kitty... 24" iMac 2.8GHz, Macbook Air 1.8GHZ/2GB/80GB, iPhone 3G 16GB White , iPod Classic 80GB, iPod Nano...
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    Sorry, yes, I was very tired. They take laptop sodimm 200 pin.
    Apologies to all - but don't be so vicious!

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    The ram is Crucial DDR2 PC2-5300C5 200-Pin SODIMM Dual install in pairs and any make should be fine.

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    I ugraded mine with the Patriot Ram that someone linked on here. It took me longer to turn my computer off and unplug it than it did to install the 4 gigs of Ram. This thing is a beast now!!!

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