2x8GB memory upgrade du jour (2011 iMac)

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  1. aComicBookFan, Apr 6, 2012
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    aComicBookFan macrumors member

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    I would like to add 16GB of RAM to my 2011 model iMac and I would like to do this with a set of 2x8GB modules. In a couple of days I will receive some Amazon gift certificates and I would like to use them on my memory purchase. I found these sets of modules:

    http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-204-Pin-SO-DIMM-Laptop-F3-10600CL9D-16GBSQ/dp/B007IWADX2/ref=sr_1_23?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1333778233&sr=1-23

    http://www.amazon.com/KNIGHT-10600-SODIMM-LAPTOP-MEMORY/dp/B006JXQVFK/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1333779794&sr=1-4

    http://www.amazon.com/GeIL-SO-DIMM-PC3-10660-1333MHz-channel/dp/B006K15OTA/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1333779794&sr=1-5

    Can anyone comment on how well these modules will or will not work? I have read consistent comments on how inconsistent Komputerbay RAM is so I will stay away from them.

    Is there something different I should be considering on Amazon?

    Thanks!! :)

    -=- Boris
     
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  3. Rogue. macrumors regular

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    Personally, I would go with 4x4Gb modules. The performance will be no different, and it will be a heck of a lot cheaper!

    For me Crucial is the best choice.
     
  4. Thebutchersboy macrumors newbie

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    I just used crucial for 2x8 Gb chip set, simply mega. Can't recommend them enough, and forgive the pun, cheap as chips.
    They bent over backwards to help me out as well. Pasted a link to the web site. I got the next day delivery so I could beast my iMac over the easter weekend. Cost me £80 for the lot including extra for the P&P. Go for it!

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/checkout/cartdetail.aspx?cpe=salecycle
     
  5. aComicBookFan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the replies! For as good as Amazon is it's not always easy to find products. You need just the right search string and the product has to have the right keywords loaded into it.

    I know that a 4x4GB would be cheaper but a 2x8GB sets me up better for 32GB. :)

    -- Boris
     
  6. krzykat macrumors newbie

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    Bought my 8GB of RAM from Amazon a few weeks ago. It was Crucial brand--- cost me with tax $43, cheaper than it was on the Crucial site.
     
  7. Thebutchersboy macrumors newbie

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    I am not techy minded, the advice from crucial as well as the product was worth the little in money.
     

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