I Got Mine! - Now the Memory Question?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by not1lost, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. not1lost macrumors member

    not1lost

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    I figured there is no telling when the next update of the iMac will be and the current machine is a fine computer. I know there are rumors but that is just that.... I did wait till after WWDC but no upgrade or bump I should say. So I bought my New beautiful 27' iMac i7 3.4Gz and I LOVE IT! It's my first Mac and way better experience than any windows machine I have used and I have had a bunch of them specced out. I am very happy with this machine and satisfied with my purchase even if they come out with one with retina tomorrow. Really, I have seen the new retina macbook pro and I don't think it really has much on this beautiful display; I don't need one to look any better than this!!! :eek:

    I do have a question though for those of you who know more about these. I bought the stock memory of 4gb not wanting to pay Apples ridiculous prices and I am going to upgrade my memory. I have some very hungry applications I run and many times have a lot of them open at once plus other things. Apple only allows 16gb for this machine but I have read in several places around the web that it will handle up to 32gb. OWC has a kit for a very reasonable price for 32gb $319 . I know the test have shown you can put it in, but can the machine actually utilize that much memory or is it just using 4g of each 8g stick? I want to put as much as I can in it but I don't want to waist my money either.:confused: Any help would be appreciated, thanks!:)
    P.S.
    I love reading this forum, I have learned a lot here and also a big reason I have jumped ship from windows to Mac. :D
     
  2. Rlnplehshalo macrumors regular

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    I too have heard about 32GB being supported it might be fully usable if you boot into windows with bootcamp;) Oh and if you get homesick you can boot into windows with Bootcamp! Enjoy the best of both worlds, well for gaming! Good luck.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it does support 32GB.

    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
     
  4. top macrumors member

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    just did the same to mine last night
     

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  5. not1lost thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone! I ordered 32g kit from OWC today! Cant wait to get it and see what this baby will do! :D

    I have a memory hog research program that took 11hours to download on a fast internet connection but just have it parked right now and a few pages on safari and a couple apps and checked my activity monitor and it is pegging out the memory and swapping almost 6G to the drive; and I'm not even trying to work it. when I try anything much more I have to wait on the letters in a text field like this to catch up... :(
     
  6. not1lost thread starter macrumors member

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    It's in there !!!

    :D Put 32g RAM in this iMac today from OWC. It recognized it all and this baby is way faster than it was especially when I get all my apps running at the same time with several safari windows open - It'll take anything I throw at it and never grunt. The activity monitor is showing an almost solid green pie graph with only a very small slice out of it. With 0 page outs. whereas before it had a nearly solid yellow and a few other colors with a very tiny green slice if one at all and sometimes up to over 6g of page outs. The spinning beach ball was popping up constantly.
    All I can say is Wow! it's like a different computer; I am so glad I did it. I don't see how I could ever have memory problems for quite a long while if ever.... :)
     
  7. hahnchen macrumors newbie

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    I am so jealous:D
     
  8. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

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    Now put an SSD in it!! (I'm living vicariously through your iMac) :D
     
  9. not1lost thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL :) THATS NEXT ! But I'll have save up for that one...:(
     

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