4x16GB RAM config on 2011 iMac i7?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wallysb01, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2011
  2. greatestash macrumors member


    Oct 26, 2007
    no... this will not work as this is 240 pin; you need SODIMM 204 pin RAM.

    This is what you want: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=A3272CC2A5CA7304
  3. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Also, are you talking about 4 sticks of 16GB ram for a total of 64GB? If so, no, that's crazy, unsupported, and a waste of time and money.

    Apple reports the max as 16GB, so all you need is 4 sticks of 4 GB, as posted above.
  4. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    "Apple Reports...."

    Apple reported my previous 24" imac only supported 4GBs. I had 6GB running fine.

    Newer ones support 32GB "unofficially" I believe. Unless OWC has it all wrong...

    Remember, Apple "tells" you things because they want more money, ie, they want you to buy a Mac Pro.
  5. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Which is precisely why I chose those words.

    I'm well aware more is likely possible, but just trying to clarify if he indeed meant 64GB.
  6. wallysb01 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2011
    Yes, i did indeed mean 64GB, but now I do see that's not possible. Looks like that i7 chip only supports up to 32GB. Thanks for the info though. Guess we'll be waiting for the Mac Pro update.
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    4 of these would work

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/1333DDR3S32S/

    price is a joke. as far as I can tell they are the only sellers 700 a stick

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