Best iMac Ram

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DagazaGZ, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. DagazaGZ macrumors regular

    DagazaGZ

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    I'm look at these 3 different selections of ram for my iMac. I'm wondering which option is the best. Also the mushkin selection seems to be 8GB not 16GB, can someone verify this for me. Here is the webpage: http://www.canadaram.com/apple_imac_intel.htm
     

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  2. JamSandwich macrumors regular

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    The Mushkin RAM is likely two orders of a dual-channel memory package (2x a 2 SODIMM package).

    I think you're probably fine with whatever. But shop around. Memory Express (memoryexpress.com), Newegg (newegg.ca) and NCIX (NCIX.com) may offer better pricing. Indeed, Memory Express offers a pretty competitive price-matching policy.
     
  3. smartbot macrumors member

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    I just upgraded my iMac with another 4GB (2x2GB) from Newegg for $30 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139285). I kept the original RAM that came from Apple and just added the new sticks. It's a pretty simple way to double your memory without having to pay a whole lot (or avoid the whopping $200 Apple charges).
     
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    I usually go for the cheapest name brand. Corsair has had some really aggressive sales recently. Newegg is usually where I buy.
     
  6. Texran macrumors regular

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    You can get corsair 2 x 4 Memory kit for 39.99 after rebate, meaning you can get 16 gigs for 80 dollars from amazon.
    Personally I've always like upgrading as a kit.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YUF8ZG
     
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  8. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

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    iMac graphics screwing up

    -Posted in wrong place-
     
  9. DagazaGZ, Aug 6, 2011
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    DagazaGZ thread starter macrumors regular

    DagazaGZ

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    Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated. I'll head over to newegg.ca and see what they offer before I make up my mind.

    I want the best kind possible, my max is $300 that I'm willing to pay.

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    Edit: Just bought 16 GB of Kingston.
     
  10. luke.mac1 macrumors member

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    Mine too. I upgraded my iMac to 16gb memory and it's awesome! Cheap(ish) too!
     
  11. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    Crucial Everytime

    For me too. Not saying there is anything wrong with the generic stuff, but I wouldn't use it myself:)
     
  12. Focker macrumors member

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    Another vote here for Crucial.
     

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