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iMac RAM Upgrade

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#1 nsaul1211


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:12 AM

Hi everyone, I feel kind of stupid posting two RAM related questions in one day but what the hay. While dealing with my other RAM issue I bought some RAM for my gf's 2006 iMac. This was not from Apple directly, it was Corsair brand I bought at Fry's. After installing it the computer started up and worked just fine, after a while though my gf was using the internet and the screen just went blank like the machine turned off. I then powered it down and restarted, she continued using the internet but the machine crashed and went into a continuous startup/crash cycle. I then removed the RAM and installed the old one.

Do Mac's need fairly high end RAM in order to not have issues? I didn't really want to spend $100 for 2GB of RAM from Apple if I didn't have to.


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#2 Sterling14


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:33 AM

You may just have gotten some bad ram.

I would suggest going to memtest.org and have you burn an iso and letting it run overnight, but I'm not sure if it will work with a mac.
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