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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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21.5" RAM user upgradable

As reported by ifix

"Good news: The iMac's RAM is "user-replaceable."

Hynix PC3-12800 RAM.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iMac+...ardown/11936/3

good luck to you all
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Well we knew this. But it voids your warranty if you do so, and can ruin your imac.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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If by user upgradable you mean, tear down the machine almost completely just to get to it, then yes it is. As is the hard drive in the 2011 iMacs, the GPU in 2011 iMacs, and the CPU in 2011 iMacs.

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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As reported by ifix

"Good news: The iMac's RAM is "user-replaceable."
Not according to Apple, which means while you can replace the RAM, you may be voiding your warranty by doing so. Proceed at your own risk.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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If by user upgradable you mean, tear down the machine almost completely and have the special ram module for it, then yes it is. As is the hard drive in the 2011 iMacs, the GPU in 2011 iMacs, and the CPU in 2011 iMacs.
correct

The point of the post was to affirmatively report to the wieners on this board that are head strong about upgrading the RAM themselves via a tear down.

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Not according to Apple, which means while you can replace the RAM, you may be voiding your warranty by doing so. Proceed at your own risk.
Correct, the warranty will be void, but that is not the point.
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