2011 iMac memory used in 2013 iMac?

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  1. Eduardot macrumors member

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    Guys:
    I have 32 gig of ram i previously used in my old 27 i5 2011 iMac, i got myself the new model the 27 i5 late 2013 iMac model, and since it has only 8gig of ram and i have those 32 gigs just waiting in, my question is can i use those 32 gig in my new iMac, or am i tied only to use more of the the 1600 Mhz ram it actually has?

    If it is compatible, would the performance hit be noticeable?

    Because i would be saving myself $300 in memory upgrades.
     
  2. archer75 macrumors 65816

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    should work fine. Well just default to the lower speed. I doubt you'd notice. Plug it in and see!
     
  3. Eduardot thread starter macrumors member

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    Memory does not work

    Tried to connect the 32 gig of ram from a 2011 27 imac model to the new 2013 and 1 could not even get it to boot, so back to the old 8gig and waiting from amazon to get the new 32 gig.

    :mad:
     
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  5. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    To save $300 on memory, like the OP stated.
     
  6. Zellio macrumors 65816

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    Why not pick the hdd option instead of ssd? That would save money too. Hell, why not stay on the 2011 iMac?

    I had an old machine with a core i7 920 and only 6 gigs ram that was pc-1600 ddr3 (Basically, the best I could get at the time) and triple channel. For a core i5 2500k build, I used cheap ass ram, but 16 gigs of it.

    For pretty much everything, the 6 gig faster ram ran circles around the cheap slow stuff. You can save money, but if you are gonna buy a new pc..
     
  7. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Someone got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning....
     
  8. Zellio macrumors 65816

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    :(
     
  9. Eduardot thread starter macrumors member

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