New 27" iMac What's the best buy for 32GB RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gorf37, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2012
    Hi all,

    I'm anctiously awaiting delivery of my new iMac, and I'm shopping for RAM to replace the existing 8GB that comes installed.

    My dad suggested:

    Is all RAM created equal? Is there a certain company or product that is more effective or less prone to problems than others? Scorching deals I'm not aware of?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I'm looking for 16GB ram myself and am very confused there's DDR1 2, 3 :confused:
  3. macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    I'm planning to get the Corsair on Amazon. It's currently $79.99 per 16 gig. Just search for "204 pin ddr3 1600". Lots of options pop up.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007
    RamJet has always been my favorite. Never had an issue and been using them for as long as I can remember.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
  6. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    Think I will do the same, it's an amazing price.
  7. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    You do not need the DDR3L (1.35 V) RAM in a desktop computer. DDR3L needs less power, which is only important in mobile computers. I can recommend this RAM (1.5 V, DDR3): Intel Core i5/i7&Model=80276

    On (for example):

    4 x ≈40 US$ = 160 US$ (not bad)
  8. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    DDR3 @1600 hz is what you want. This stuff is great for your new mac. For some reason 32 gig kits aren't being sold so you will need 2 16s if you want to go 32.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2012
  10. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    They use the same type.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    Do a search on G.Skill's F3-1600C10D-16GSQ. It should say it works on mid-2012 MBPros without Retina Display.

    Should be the same case with the 2012 iMac. I am looking to fill my 27-inch with it.

    I am transferring the iMac's stock RAM to the 2010 MBPro as it maxs out at 8GB.
  12. macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2012
    Indianapolis, IN
    I'd go with Crucial. Good price and their RAM selector ensures you are getting the right kind of memory.
  13. macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Caotbridge (outside Glasgow, UK)
    Our UK Crucial is out of stock! Send some over to us pretty please.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2007
    I have been using Data Memory System for years. They are based out of Salem NH. They stand behind everything they sell and answer back quickly to any questions. They are online for chat during the daytime. As a bonus they often tend to have very low prices, they always beat OWC. Their RAM has a lifetime warranty.
  15. macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    Any idea when they plan to restock?
  16. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    Do you know whether the Crucial has any advantages over the Corsair or other brands for that matter?
  17. macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Are you kidding me??
    Their 16GB set is $134!!

    WTF are these people smoking?
  18. macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2012
    Thanks Retrofire,

    Would a 0.15V change in operating voltage result in an equivalent reduction in power consumption and heat generation, or is the Wattage the same? Is the difference in heat generation negligible?
  20. macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Caotbridge (outside Glasgow, UK)
    Probably after Christmas if you want it before then just do what I did Order 4x8GB for 32GB or 2x8GB for 16GB. It's only a few pennies difference on what you buy on the 16GB bundle
  21. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    I got 32GB of G.Skill RAM, which has good reviews and a lifetime warranty for $98. It's up to $140 now, so I guess it was on sale before.

    Here's the link just for fun, then
  23. macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    Is it just me or the price of Crucial RAM just went up?!:eek:

    It was 79.99 excluding discount yesterday?

    Attached Files:

  24. macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2010
    Yeah it went up I just ordered it, wish I would have did it yesterday.
  25. macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Amazon seems to have the exact same spec crucial ram here for a few bucks less:

    Seems to be the same spec as this one that everyone's been recommending:

    If you're willing to connect the dots here:

    and here:

    Does it seem ok to just get this ram from Amazon?

    edit: this link seems to explain how crucial just uses different model numbers to track what computers people are buying the ram for.. seems like needless confusion to me

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