2010 iMac Ram Upgrade

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  1. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

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    Looking for suggestions on what type of RAM to use on my 2010 iMac 21in. It hase 4GB now looking to upgrade. 8 or 12 GB? Make/Model?
    Thanks
    Cheers
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  2. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can I run 2x2GB Apple Ram and add 2x4GB extra? So a total of 12GB Ram.
     
  3. minimalism, Dec 7, 2013
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    minimalism macrumors member

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    I used Samsung RAM with specs

    PC3-10600
    Unbuffered
    Nonparity
    204-pin
    1333 MHz
    DDR3 SDRAM

    I maxed it out at 16GB, 4GB per stick. Regarding your question, it will still work but a lot of us prefer to run ours with 4, 8, 16, 32 GB increments. Unless, I'm mistaken.
     
  4. supaman macrumors member

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    I am getting ready to do upgrade my 2010 iMac as well. An idea for you is to look at eBay for people selling their OEM ram for their iMac/MBP. There are a few 4gb (2x2gb) on eBay that are going for around 30, which gives you 8gb for super cheap.
     
  5. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought 2 sticks of 4GB Crucial Ram so I will be running 2x2GB and 2 x4GB. 12Gb total. Hope I notice a difference
     
  6. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502

    Steve-Jobs

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    I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM as well. So how did you go? any performance difference? mine is 2010 model and getting slower when using Photoshop and Adobe software.

    Let me know.. cheers
     

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