27" Core i7 Memory

Discussion in 'iMac' started by police340, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. police340 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I will pick up an iMac 27" Core i7 tomorrow. I know it comes with 4Gb memory. I would like to bring it up to 16Gb. How should I buy this additional memory, do I have to replace the four or can i add on it it and does anyone have any recommendations on where to purchase in US?

    Thank you,
    Bill
     
  2. iLidz macrumors member

    iLidz

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    The most economical way to get 16 gb ram in your new imac is to buy 4x4 gb sticks. There are 8 gb stick available but the price for 2x8 gb is still well over $1000. A quick search on this forum should bring up a few recent threads about 16 gb (4x4 gb) being on sale for ~ $100. To get to 16 gb this way you would need to remove/replace the existing 2x2 gb ram

    Another popular alternative is to leave the 2x2 gb ram in place and just purchase 2x4 gb sticks for a total of 12 gb ram. Not really what you asked for, I know, but it does make sense economically.

    As for where to purchase... I went with OWC and am very happy with their products and services. Crucial is also liked around here but if you're on a budget, plenty of people will say just to get what's on sale
     
  3. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502

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    I picked up GSkill 16GB of rams (4x4) from Newegg last week for $100. Works like a charm on my 27in i7.
     
  4. police340 thread starter macrumors regular

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    iMac Memort

    Thank you all for the replies. And how do you like the iMac 27"? I am picking mine up tomorrow.

    Bill
     

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