2011 iMac 27 inch Ram upgrade

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  1. theotherjake macrumors member

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    Is it possible to add 2x4Gb ram modules to a 27inch iMac using the empty slots making a total of 12Gb?

    Or does each ram stick have to match exactly?
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, 12GB is fine.

    Cheers,
     
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  5. theotherjake thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all. 8Gb kit ordered from Crucial.

    Jake
     
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  8. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    I have a question along the same lines (not trying to thread jack)


    I found a pretty good deal on amazon $43.99:

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-DDR3-...A1333C9/dp/tech-data/B002YUF8ZG/ref=de_a_smtd

    I also found this on Newegg $51.99:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233215

    Model numbers are different, but specs seem to be the same. The one on Newegg says "Mac Memory."

    Is there a difference, or should i just go with the cheaper RAM on amazon? I also have a prime membership so 2 day free shipping would be a plus too.


    Thanks!
     
  9. Akack, Sep 16, 2011
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    I bought the exact same Corsair from Amazon, just received this morning and popped the RAM into my iMac, no issues with install and no more page outs now :)

    Can't beat the price $ 43.99 - $10 rebate = $ 33.99 !!

     
  10. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    Oh wow! I didnt even notice the $10 rebate!

    That is an amazing deal!


    Thanks for the info
     
  11. danmc00 macrumors regular

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    Is this a plug and play change? I am changing out a dead internal hard drive and thought about upgrading ram also. I have a 2009 27" iMac.
     
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  13. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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    I'm about to order 8 GB's of RAM for my 2 empty slots on my 2011 27" iMac (3.4 ghz i7), to make it a total of 16 GB's

    Will either of these work? If so, which would you guys recommend between the Corsair and Crucial? (same price on amazon) . . and are there better RAM than these that anyone would recommend for my iMac?

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-DDR3-...A1333C9/dp/tech-data/B002YUF8ZG/ref=de_a_smtd

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-204-pin-SODIMM-PC3-10600-CT2KIT51264BC1339/dp/B003DZJQQI/ref=pd_cp_e_0


    I know nothing about RAM or how to install it, but it doesn't sound too difficult . . I'm gonna give it try. Hope I don't F-UP my computer :eek:
     
  14. curtisinoc, Feb 20, 2012
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  15. moonbeep macrumors member

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    Done the exact same thing with my iMac..added 2x 4gb of Crucial and aswell as the 4 gb i have installed to bring it too a total of 12gb...............
     
  16. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Just ordered the Crucial 2x4gb
     
  17. yashi macrumors member

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    Good stuff. Tripling your iMac's memory for a mere $40 is such a no-brainer. I doubt you'll have any issues installing it.
     
  18. Jaxx macrumors newbie

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    mix and matching ram, a problem?

    Someone posted in another thread that mixing ram, like 2gig cards with 4 gig cards isn't so good. True?
     
  19. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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    My iMac currently has 8gb of factory installed ram (2x4gb). Doubling that to 16gb is probably a bit overkill, but like Yashi states, for $40, I figured why the hell not !! :D
     
  20. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502

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    Ditto - works great! Probably all the memory I'll ever need (uh-huh, right!)
     
  21. yashi macrumors member

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    I remember saying that when I upgraded to 64 MB.
     

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