iMac RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by prosty41, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    I know this topic has been beat to death but i get a bit confused as I search throught the old threads.

    My 27 in Imac is on the way and I want to upgrade the RAM ASAP. Is it best to go with Cruical from amazon? I am thinking bump it up to 24? Which stick are the best if I want to leave an use the stock RAM?
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    Is this what I need?

    Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1333 MT/s (PC3-10600) CL9 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory Modules CT2KIT102464BF1339
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    as long as you put brands in pairs you are fine so if you got four slots 2 for Apple stock ram and 2 for crucial it will be good
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2012
    The RAM you are talking about looks like it is 1333MHz and the new iMacs will run @ 1600MHz. It will work (I think) but you can do better. Just go to the crucial site and go through their product selector on the home page to get the right part number then search on Amazon or wherever for the best price.
  5. macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2007
    I'm in a similar situation. Have an iMac 27" on order w/16gb. I ordered two 8gb chips from OWC for a total of 32.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    Monday evening I ordered 2 x 8GB ram from the Crucial website direct using their compatability checker. It arrived in the post yesterday (Wednesday) and all I need now is my new imac:)

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