Thread: Matching RAM
07-26-2005, 10:56 PM #1UncSki1218GuestMatching RAM
I plan to update my imac from 512mb ram to 1.5gb ram. I'm going to use apple's instructions so i do everything right. It says in the instructions that "matching" ram will use the 128 bit data path while not matching will use the 64 bit data path. Will this ram match the apple preinstalled ram so i can use the 128 bit data path >> http://www.macconnection.com/ProductDetail?Sku=463419
P.S. ignore the list of computers it works for
07-26-2005, 11:29 PM #2falltimeGuestOriginally Posted by UncSki1218
If you feel it is absolutely imperative to upgrade in pairs, I recommend using this RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
Corsair is an extremely well respected memory manufacturer, and is 100% compatible with Macs. It is also significantly cheaper than the RAM you linked in your post.
07-27-2005, 08:27 AM #3UncSki1218Guest
ok thanks you ...but whats faster 1gb matched or 1.5 gb unmatched
07-27-2005, 08:44 AM #4UncSki1218Guest
never mind i found 2x1gb matched for about 190....thanks for your help
07-28-2005, 09:04 AM #5
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- PowerMac G5 2.3 ghz 6.5 GB ram 20" cinema display ..15" Macbook Pro 2.33 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig RAM
What does the voltage of RAM effect? The prices at this site for the crucial are better than what I recently purchased and the only difference is the 2.7v of the crucial versus the 2.5v of the brand I purchased (dont remember the name off top of my head)
Alright, after a quick websearch it appears the smaller the amount of volts the cooler the RAM runs.
07-28-2005, 07:39 PM #6SomaGazeGuestOriginally Posted by Odin_aa
there's no need for that on macs i bet...
11-03-2005, 09:06 PM #7eulen76GuestQuestion re: memory upgradeOriginally Posted by falltime
You mention that there isn't a significant reason to match the memory. I was actually curious about the answer to the question, "which is faster, matched 1Gig or unmatched 1.5 gig."
Also, if I wanted to upgrade later to 2 Gigs would that be a problem? Should I just upgrade to 2Gigs now?
Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for any information you can give me.
11-04-2005, 10:12 AM #8
Originally Posted by UncSki1218
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- Mac Pro 2.66 - 4 Gig Ram, iMac G5 2 Gig ram 20"
NewEgg also has a good buy for those who use the ddr2 ram that the newer Macs now use...Mac Pro Intel 2.66 - 4 Gigs Ram - 10.6.1 - 30" Apple Monitor
iMac 24" 2 gigs ram - MacBook Pro
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