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

Fes29

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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.
 

racoop

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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.
 

Fes29

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I have one...
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!
 

Fes29

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...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:-...
Haha! Thanks for the advice nambuccahwadsau!

What's your set up now if you don't mind me asking?
 

racoop

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Oct 13, 2012
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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/

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.
 

jobesucks

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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.
 

racoop

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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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