DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR3 PC3-8500

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Slots: 4

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

Install Guide for your:
iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009
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video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

SSD Install Guide for your:
iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009
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8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module

8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module
Part Number: CT3309066
  • Module Size: 8GB Kit (4GBx2)
  • Package: 204-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-8500
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-8500 • CL=7 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1066 • 1.35V • 512Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009
 $91.99
Qty:

Crucial Memory for Mac® Systems — DDR3 204-pin SODIMM

DDR3 204-pin SODIMM for Mac

Product Highlights:

  • Increases system performance
  • Compatible with Mac systems
  • Every single module extensively tested at the component and module level for functionality
  • Meets or exceeds Apple's own quality requirements
  • Easy installation
  • Available in DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs in capacities up to 8GB
  • DDR3 modules include built-in thermal sensors and advanced lead and halogen-free technology
  • Limited lifetime warranty

At Crucial, we understand something important about Mac computers. They're intuitive and easy to work with. Your memory should be too.

Compatibility for Mac systems.
Engineered to be compatible with your Apple® system, Crucial Memory for Mac takes the guesswork out of a memory upgrade. Since Apple systems often have very specific memory requirements, including particular component densities, speeds, and SPD programming specifications, it's important to buy your memory from people who know Apple computers inside and out. With over a decade of experience manufacturing and developing memory for Apple systems, we make it easy to find memory that's been designed specifically for your system.

Reliability for Mac systems.
If you're an Apple computer user, you probably expect intuitive, reliable performance from your system. We think memory should work the same way, too. For each module we manufacture, we send it through a rigorous testing process to ensure that you're getting a reliable, high-performance memory solution. Every module that leaves our doors has been extensively tested at the component level for voltage and temperature resistances, signal integrity, and software compatibility. The result? Reliable memory that meets or exceeds Apple's own memory requirements. With the latest lead and halogen-free technology and built-in thermal sensors1 to help control your system's cooling, Crucial Memory for Mac features advanced innovations.

Support for Mac systems.
Unsure how to install memory or have an important question about your Apple system? Let our team of experts help! With a tech-savvy team that's well-versed in Apple systems, we'll provide the technical support you need—no matter how old your Mac computer gets. From phone support, videos, FAQ articles, and do-it-yourself guides, we've got the resources you need to keep your system up to speed.

Crucial—quality you can depend on.
Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to DRAM, and that's no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the largest manufacturers of DRAM in the world, we work with our engineers to design, refine, test, manufacture, and support our extensive line of memory modules. With a product portfolio that includes more than 250,000 different DRAM upgrades for more than 50,000 systems, we've got one specifically designed for your Mac system. For more than a decade we've kept Mac computer owners happy with high-performance memory and outstanding customer service. No matter what type of Mac system you have, we've got a compatible solution.

1 DDR3 modules only

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Crucial8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System
 
5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Increases speed (11)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Fast (7)
  • Large capacity (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (9)
    • Multiple desktop applications (9)
    • Multimedia (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (8), Power user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7), Business (5)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Great upgrade!

    By Tony K

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multimedia
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

      We got this to upgrade the RAM on my wife's iMac and must say that this has worked out perfectly.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great deal and quality product

      By Doc

      from Boston MA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Increases Speed
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

        Crucial has been delivering quality memory at great prices for years. I have turned to them time and time again and been 100% satisfied.
        Great Quality, Price, Packaging and Order fulfillment. What else could we want?

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        8 GB Memory for iMac

        By Eagleman

        from Hermitage, TN

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increases Speed
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

          It was easy to install, and increased the speed of my iMac

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          As advertised, great value.

          By Peter Spews

          from Milwaukee

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Increases Longevity
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

            I noticed faster video digestion, and smoother transitions from multiple programs.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Perfectly working product at a low price

            By Speedy Mac

            from Australia

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Increases Speed
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multiple desktop applications

              Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

              I decided to upgrade my MAC Snow Leopard as I use it for graphic design purposes and for working with huge files. The memory was needed to improve speed when working with these files.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              Outstanding and then some........

              By Mac

              from Springfield, Missori

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Increases Speed
              • Large Capacity
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gaming
                • Increased Performance
                • Multimedia
                • Multiple desktop applications

                Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

                My wife and I use our computer for both of our hobbies primarily her photo and sewing/embrodery and my retirement power gaming machine.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Smooth memory upgrade at a great price!

                By Al

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed
                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increased Performance
                  • Multimedia
                  • Multiple desktop applications

                  Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

                  I had upgraded my late 2009 imac to Mountain Lion and my existing 4 gig of memory was not enough to run mountain lion, I was getting a lot of hang ups. I added the 8 gig of memory to the existing 4 for a total of 12 gig. It took about 5 minutes to install the memory, and everything works perfect, no problems! Also, at a great price.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent service, price and product

                  By Nonni

                  from Cincinnati, OH

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Large Capacity
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

                    All I can really say about the product is that it seems to work exactly as it should. And isn't that what we want when we buy something? Crucial made it easy to be sure I was ordering the right product for my computer and also provided simple instructions for installation.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent experience!

                    By Bookmdano

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

                      Needed to increase for better performance. I quadrupled it!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                       
                      5.0

                      Good price, good service.

                      By Grandpa Place

                      from Atlanta Ga.

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Increases Speed
                      • Large Capacity
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (DDR3) Late 2009 System:

                        I downloaded the crucial applications that checked my computer (Mac) and showed me exactly what I needed to purchase. The applicaiton even provided a link to the exact memory I needed.

                        I clicked on a link, entered my information and a few days later I was installing the memory in my computer.

                        I would recommend cruicial to everyone!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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