16 gigs of ram? 2011 21.5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BaBayOOsa, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. BaBayOOsa macrumors member

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    Nov 4, 2010
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    So i own the 2011 baseline 21.5" iMac and have never changed anything in it. however I have heard that you can max this specific model out at 16 gigs of ram (despite apple advertising 8 on there website)

    is this true? if so do I need two 8 gig chips? or can I use four 4 gig chips? (not sure how many slots it has)

    (btw I would be buying it from OWC if that changes anything)
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Oct 14, 2008
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    A simple google query "imac 2011 ram" gives you Apple support pages which answer all and more of your questions as the first link.

    A short TLDR: there are 4 slots, you can use 4x4GB, and no, buying RAM from OWC does not change anything at all.
     

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