Are these RAM sticks good for my iMac 27 2017?

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  1. imacpro22 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Are these RAM sticks a good buy for a 2017 27 inch iMac 5k?

    Corsair Vengeance Performance 2x 8GB (16GB) SODIMM 2400MHz

    I just want to be sure before ordering.


    Apple chat said NO.. ? And I think iv'e seen these sticks being used pretty much on big channels on youtube?

    Or are these bad?


    The help would mean a lot! Thanks!
     
  2. Willo34 macrumors regular

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    Yes. According to the bookyard the modules are fine.
     
  3. imacpro22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I would be totally fine buying these without any problems?

    Just got very confused because apple chat said no, and linked me to someones on their own website that was 450$...? :O

    But iv'e seen many youtubers, (detroitBORG) using them.

    And he seem to know his stuff right?
     
  4. Willo34 macrumors regular

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    You can check here if you want to be sure yourself https://www.thebookyard.com/
    Apple will not advise external RAM. So they will give you waffle as far as this topic is concerned.
    They are fine.
     
  5. Guy Clark, Apr 18, 2018
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  6. wardie macrumors regular

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    I have these they work flawlessly for my iMac 5k i7 bought mid last year: 1 x OWC DDR4 PC19200 2400MHz SODIMM - 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
     
  7. mj_ macrumors 6502

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    HOLY S....!!!! I always knew OWC was more expensive but that Apple tax is just ridiculous! $350 for a 16GB kit of DDR4-2400 RAM is twice as much as the current price for a 16GB kit of DDR4-2400 Crucial RAM ($175 on Amazon). For less than that ($330) you can get 32GB of RAM for the 2017 iMac.

    Whatever you do: don't purchase OWC RAM. The "we're so awesome because we claim Apple compatibility" premium is just not worth it.
     
  8. wardie macrumors regular

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    I guess RAM prices have changed. Not looked at the market recently but I only paid about 70% of what you quoted and I’m in the UK where it’s more expensive anyway. I wouldn’t have taken the OWC over Crucial for huge premium not benefit really they all just work.
     
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