Advice on cheap places to buy RAM and how it works? [UK]

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  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    Heyy,

    So my iMac is running on a 1TB HD and 4GB RAM and i am looking to upgrade the RAM, if i buy (x2) 4GB Cards does this mean in the 4 slots i will be able to keep the two 2GB's already in there which takes up two slots and add the two 4GB's which takes up the last two slots which makes 12GB in total and it will all work well?

    Is this correct?

    Can anyone also tell me cheap places to purchase RAM? Possibly a store or if not online?

    Thanks.
     
  2. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    This is correct.

    I bought mine from newegg and got a pretty cheap brand in GSkill. I believe it was this one.

    In the UK, you could try Amazon. For B&M stores, cheap ram I'm assuming is just as hard to find in store as in the US. Your best bet is surely online if you want to get it on the cheap.
     
  3. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks man and as long as i get the 1067MHz DDR3 that my iMac says its good to go?
     
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    yep!
    1333MHz chips work aswell incase you cant get 1067MHz (the 1333 will however operate at 1067MHz)
     
  5. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Veryold macrumors newbie

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    Just bought 2x4GB DDR3 PC 1333 for my mid 2011 i5 for£39 at Crucial delivered free in two days .
     
  7. Porco macrumors 68030

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    crucial.com/uk is my usual go-to for RAM, though I've also used orcalogic.co.uk a couple of times in the past too. They've both always been great.
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't recommend mixing speeds though. It's one thing to put all 1333 in a 1067 machine, but mixing the speeds can occasionally cause issues, and doesn't have any benefit.
     
  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    www.crucial.com is maybe not the cheapest, but close enough, and their website allows you to pick memory for the exact Macintosh model that you have, so there is no risk of buying the wrong memory. If you go to a store; Apple Store is expensive, and anywhere else you will not be able to find anyone who can sell you the right memory.
     
  10. Georgio macrumors 6502

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    Go with Crucial in the UK; I went for 2x4GB and with the existing 4GB makes for a sweet 12GB.
     
  11. leinad1980 macrumors member

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    I've always used Crucial for memory upgrades for both Mac and PC. I can wholeheartedly recommend them
     
  12. menmymac macrumors newbie

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    Go for Strontium memory. I also purchased it from their online store. best price and prompt delivery... worth a try. Sometimes, these little known brands will give us good results, than well known ones.
     
  13. garybUK Guest

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    Why do people keep posting US links when the OP clearly stated [UK]!!

    Anyway try out overclockers.co.uk and/or crucial.com/uk as others have mentioned.
     

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