Buying 2011 iMac ram upgrade. Better match or deal than this?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by theRick119, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. theRick119 macrumors member

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    I'm going to order an iMac online this weekend (my Apple store wouldn't let me swap for the trackpad so now I've got to wait).

    I want to go ahead and order an 8gb ram upgrade. I found this Samsung pair on Newegg and from what I can tell, it appears to be a perfect match.

    Does anyone know of a better match or a better deal? Or should I go ahead and pull the trigger?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    So, thats 4 X $36 = $144 for 16 gigs of ram.

    Or you could spend, 2 X $36 = $72 for 12 gigs of ram.

    So essentially you are paying $72 more for 4 gigs...

    I guess if you really *need* 16 gigs...

    And what state are you in Rick? Free shipping, no tax, rebates -- you could just order the stock version and have enough $$ to buy a real mouse: http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/PM/Brands/Apple/iMac/Default.htm
     
  3. theRick119 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link, Badger. That is the best price I've seen.

    I normally would buy online from somewhere I could cheat Uncle Sam, but I'm married to a teacher. After the education discount and after the $100 gift card is spent I will have come out ahead with Apple even after paying tax.
     
  4. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    I will need 16 gigs.

    Will be doing a lot of photo processing using Photoshop.

    On top of just what I would normally do with it.

    I'm there, might as well max out the RAM.

    Not my fault that RAM comes in only 2, 4, or 8 GB sticks.
     
  5. sauer228 macrumors member

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    Does this RAM work for all of the 2011 iMacs? I just ordered the 21.5" 2.7. Thanks for the link on a great deal!
     
  6. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    Nice find. Sucks that I will only get one $10 rebate back as I would need to purchase two of these kits to reach my goal of 16GB.

    EDIT

    Never mind me getting this. I just realized this is 1066 RAM, not the 1333 RAM that my iMac needs.
     
  7. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Crap. Sorry didn't see that either.
    Glad I held off a bit too.
     
  8. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Really? "photo processing" all the sudden needs 16 gigs of ram?

    Somebody needs to let the rest of the world with 4 gigs of ram (or less) that they shouldnt be able to do "a lot" of photo processing.

    Maybe you should try it with 4 gigs first?

    I "process" 5 24 page magazines a month, with "a lot" of photos (covers come in at over 500 megs layered) and I get by just fine with 4 gigs of ram on a lowly 2.4 Core 2 Duo.

    Hey, if you want to spend $75 on 4 gigs of ram, Im not going to stop you, but honestly it really doesnt sound like you need it.
     

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