Best UK price 1600 RAM right now please?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2bcool2, Feb 28, 2013.

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    i want to buy 2 x 8gb ram today for my late 2012 iMac.

    im in UK and ive seen the lowest prices on amazon around £80 free ddliv,
    but some say some are low latencey and some say amazon labeled 1.5v wrongly and they are 1.65v etc so im confused

    please can someone give me a link to the cheapest "good reliable" ram right now out there

    thanks in advance ...hoping the ram will speed my imac up, doesnt seem that fast, and when i open a finder window sometimes its blank for 5 seconds ... weird ?
     
  2. Lee2011, Feb 28, 2013
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    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=iMac%203.4GHz%20Quad-Core%20Intel%20Core%20i7%20(27-inch%2C%20Late%202012)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks .. anyone else find cheaper and reliable brand ?

    seems its really cheap for americans :-(
     
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    It is cheaper for them but unfortunately we will have to just suck it up :(

    I purchased 16GB of crucial RAM and added it to the 8GB that is already in my machine, bringing it to 24GB. Make sure you choose the correct RAM for your specific iMac.

    Well the crucial RAM is like £30 cheaper than what you've just posted.
     
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    thanks for taking time to reply, but i was hoping for the price to be cheaper than the first posters `!!!! lol !!! :)

    i heard ram is ram, pretty much all the same (taking into account speed etc ) so im looking for ram cheaper than £76 at crucial if i can ...

    anyone got a good link ? :)

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    yeah thats what im looking to do , get my 2012 imac to 24gb ram ...

    spent so much on the imac that im looking for a really good deal for ram for it :)
     
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    Having spent so much on your new imac why would you now compromise on a few quid for the extra ram? Crucial guarantee compatibility and anyone who has bought from crucial (myself included) will confirm it works without issue when installed with the factory supplied Apple Ram!

    At best you are going to save a tenner or so why bother? :eek:
     
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    good point :)

    sold!
     
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    Just thought that I would point out that we have identical specifications! What a great machine!

    And I agree with this. As said above, i have installed mine with the stock RAM and they are all running perfectly at 1600Mhz.

    Definitely go with Crucial.
     
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    thnks,

    ok i just bout the memeory form crucial as per the link in the second post recommended for my 2012 iMac ...

    it says 1.35V .. others ive seen say 1.5V ... how will this effect the performance ?


    thanks ..hope it speeds up my iMac ...
     
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    I can't answer your question but I'm sure someone else will be able to.

    What spec iMac do you have?
     
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    i have late 2012 2.8ghz 27" 1gb fusion drive model,
     
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    Have you tried www.ebuyer.com they got some 8gb crucial at £48 each.
     
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  15. 2bcool2, Feb 28, 2013
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    ooops ... thamks for the info, ill contact crucial and change my order

    i also found you get £4 cashback via quidco.com in uk :)

    UPDATE:
    I Called and cancelled, a few minutes a go the price for the correct ram was £76 .. after i got off the phone, the price is now £82 ! WTF ...
     
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    Delivery. That's what I paid too.
     
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    no , the earlier price and the uped price both have free delivery .. they just put the price up as i was ordering
     
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    Oops, my mistake.

    I paid £77.59 for mine plus £3.99 for express delivery.
     
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    lol at least you ordered the right ram first time round, no mistake there :)

    im gonna wait and see if the price goes back down on week days .. maybe they put the price up on fridays and weekend when most people probably buy ram from them ?
     
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    hi

    i contacted crucial to see if they can re activate my order at the £76 price and choose the correct ram,

    they emailed me saying :


    "I've looked into your order and I found that the RAM is also compatible with your iMac 2.9GHz (27-inch, Late 2012).

    the ram i ordered is here :

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/lis...z Quad-Core Intel Core i7 (27-inch, Late 2012)

    can anyone tell me that its ok to use this ram with my 2.9 ghz 27 late 2012 imac please it says its for the 3.4ghz iMac .. which i didnt notice when i ordered?

    thanks for your advice :) ...
    "
     
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    I'd just go with the one that I linked. It's the one that matches your iMac. For £6, it's hardly something to worry about.
     
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    thanks, crusial are saying that the ram i ordered will work fine with my imac, i just wanted to hear from people on this forum who know their ram if thats true or if theres a difference between the ram crusical are selling for the 3.4ghz and the 2.9 ghz ... thanks for your fast reply virginblue :)
     

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