Does this RAM look OK?

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  1. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

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    It seems pretty cheap for Australia so I thought I'd better check first, for a currently model 27" imac

    8GB Ram
     
  2. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    What model iMac is it? Like what year, and what time of year.

    For instance: Mid-2010.
     
  3. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's the 2011 3.4GHz 27" imac, is seems to be the right specs but it doesn't say anything about parity, and it's about half the price of anything else I've seen.
     
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    Have you tried looking at the Corsair website which quotes the full specification?
     
  5. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK I checked out the corsair website and I got lost in a labyrinth of part numbers without much information so I have posted on the Corsair forum.

    there is a CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 and also a CMSA8GX3M1A1333C9

    according to some feedback here on newegg it looks like the SMSO8 is fine
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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  7. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But if you replace the CMSO with CMSA you get here

    Then you get two modules that look the same.

    But if you click on the part numbers that takes you to these two..

    CMOS CMAS

    They have the same specs but one is called a 'kit', but it's still a single module at the same price. However the one that says 'Kit' has a sticker that says mac memory. Does that mean the other one is no good for mac?
     
  8. mario24601 macrumors regular

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    I got oem Samsung from OWC, fast shipping and cheaper than one you posted.
     
  9. John T macrumors 68020

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    My post (No.6) was to answer your original queries (posts 1 & 3).
     
  10. redache macrumors member

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    As long as the speed of the RAM matches and is the right type then you have no real issues with compatibility, this used to be a problem but these days it isn't since the Memory support is based on the processor not the motherboard.

    If you have 2 DIMM slots free it'd be better to go with a 2x4GB kit however as this would allow you to have dual channel memory having 3 slots populated with one free is not as good as having 4 slots populated.
     

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