Any owners of an iMac 12,2 27" (mid 2011)?

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  1. Fes29 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased an Apple iMac "Core i7" 3.4 27-Inch (Mid-2011).

    I came from a MacBook Pro (late 2008)

    Any reviews or advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. racoop macrumors member

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    I have one. Got the video card replaced a couple of years ago under a special Apple extended warranty, other than that, no issues. Upgraded to 20 GB RAM, and just recently decided to swap out the original 1TB hard drive with a SSD. Took about 20 minutes to do myself, and it feels like a whole new machine. Now it runs so fast, quieter and way cooler. Still a beast and should be good for quite a few years to come.
     
  3. Fes29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Racoop,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Great to hear it's a beast of a machine!

    I was wary of getting such an older model because I work on a newer machine (iMac 15,1) at work.

    But I figured any upgrade is better than my MacBook Pro (late 2008) that I use at home.

    I'll be upgrading the RAM and to an SSD for sure soon.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

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    My last iMac was that model and very wise concerning the memory and SSD.

    Best advice ~ be aware when you change the drive you will need an OWC heat sensor cable otherwise fans will roar full speed like a 747:-


    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIDIMACHDD11/
     
  5. Fes29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha! Thanks for the advice nambuccahwadsau!

    What's your set up now if you don't mind me asking?
     
  6. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

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    It appears at the base of the thread #4 as a signature. But a 2016 i7 4GHz iMac, 1TB flash, 32 GB memory etc.
     
  7. Fes29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oops. Okay thanks. Nice machine there. The flash drive looks tempting as well.
     
  8. racoop macrumors member

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    The adaptor was included in the OWC SSD kit I purchased specifically for this computer. Must say it works flawlessly. Computer is barely warm now - this thing used to really heat up with the optical hard drive.
     
  9. jobesucks macrumors member

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    you can keep the internal hard drive and add the ssd as an extra drive underneath the optical drive. this is what I do, no sensors needed, and you can use the spinner for time machine backup, data storage etc.
     
  10. racoop macrumors member

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    And most importantly....if you like to watch movies on your iMac like I do, this is the last model that supports the Apple IR remote.
     

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