better price for memory? - iMac 2009 24"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by infantrytrophy, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. infantrytrophy macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
  2. Chodarth macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
  3. infantrytrophy thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
  4. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2010
    I used 3rd party in my 08/09 iMac. A month later it died. Not sure you should drop that much on a 5 year old computer.
  5. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    Which brand of RAM did you use? I would say investing money to keep an older computer going is always wise. As an example, I used an 8GB RAM kit from PNY for my 2009 20" iMac and it was great with no issues.

    Not long after that, I bought a PowerMac G5 quad (for $200 including a 23" display) and paid about $200 for a 16GB RAM kit from OWC and it was beautiful. I replaced the stock HDD with a couple of extra 1 TB drives that I had and I had a nice RAIDED PM G5 quad doing amazing things that actually outperformed my 2009 iMac.

    It's too bad I had to sell both of those.

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