Extra Memory in my (woohoo!) NEW imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nealeholl, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. nealeholl macrumors member

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    Just about to order a NEW iMac, and am really pleased to see that the cost of adding memory has come down. Can someone tell me if there's a performance benefit in getting my 8GB as 2 x 4GB rather than 4 x 2GB - one is definitely a lot cheaper! I assume the benefit of 2 x 4GB is that there are still two free slots to go up to 16GB at a later date?
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    You are correct. One (2x4gb) is more expensive because the parts are more expensive and the consumer might be inclined to pay so they have open slots to upgrade later. The performance difference will be negligible.
     
  3. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    $200 for 8gb from Apple or you can buy the 1066 SODIMMS for $40 each.


    hmmmm...
     
  4. Ptyger macrumors member

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    Still, at 4 x 2 GB to get 8, it's still $160. For that extra $40, the cost of a single stick, you get Apple to cover the RAM for the duration of your warranty. While it might not be worth it to some people, when/if I order one of these, I'll go ahead and get it with the upgrade, simply for peace of mind.
     
  5. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    Math fail...

    There will be 2 x 2gb in there regardless. The last two would be 2 X $40.
     
  6. musukosan macrumors regular

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    Actually, if you buy the iMac with only 4gigs preinstalled, it's only 100 bucks to upgrade yourself with 2 more 2 gig'ers...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134827
     
  7. calderone macrumors 68040

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    So you are willing to pay more money for an inferior warranty?

    In case you didn't know, most (if not all) reputable RAM companies (Crucual, Mushkin, etc). Offer a lifetime warranty on their memory.

    Once the 3 years is up with Apple you are left with no warranty. I am thinking that a lifetime warranty should offer more piece of mind.
     
  8. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget that OWC, offers a lifetime warranty as well!
     
  9. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Sorry about that! It wasn't an exhaustive list by any means. I love OWC.
     

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