Adding another 8GB to the 2012 27" iMac - need some quick help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by js09, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. js09 macrumors member

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    AFAIK, this 8GB stick should work perfectly, right? I need to add another 8GB to make for a total of 16GB.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231630

    it's the matching speed and pinn size. It's not crucial, but I've have had tremendous luck with g.skill for many years.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    And if the above memory is not compatible, why? For comparison, here is some crucial memory with the same specs that is compatible: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148599
     
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    Make sure the "CL" rating is identical to that of your currently-installed RAM, or you may end up with RAM timing problems (i.e., it will run at 1333mhz instead of 1600mhz).
     
  4. Trixster macrumors member

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    I´m unsure how ivy bridge handles ram, but in prvious generations it has not been a good idéa to have an odd number of ram modules.
    so if I were you I would either go with 2 4gb sticks or 2 8gb sticks, alongside the existing 2 4gb sticks that´s allready in the iMac.
     
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    100%? Because the memory from Newegg only works at 99% or something?
     
  8. Roy Hobbs, Dec 18, 2012
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    OCW because they take out the guess work
     
  9. js09 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've built a dozen computers and it is a little funny that I have to guess for this new iMac. After doing a search it seems very very few people here understand what indeed will work, so I may have to do some more research somewhere.
     
  10. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    There is no guessing. OWC only sells products for Macs.
    You select the Mac you have and they tells you exactly what you need, ZERO guess work.
     
  11. js09 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm looking to order from newegg, not OWC. I'm also looking for someone knowledgeable to explain what is and is not compatible. My guess is that what I posted in post #1 is indeed compatible.
     

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