If I decide to buy my own RAM (2011 iMac) and install it myself, which should I buy?

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  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking of buying the new 27" 2011 iMac refresh. If I decided to buy my own RAM and install it myself (say about 8 GB), what should I buy? which is best? Please suggest me something I can buy from Amazon.com. Also, how do I install it? Point of this is to save over the RAM Apple supplies in their BTO's.

    Thanks!.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    All RAM is basically the same. Just be sure to buy 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMMs, which are usually listed as laptop memory. It's just a different physical size, but works exactly the same. Don't get sucked into buying Mac memory either, that's a scam. Installation is easy, there's a panel on the bottom that you unscrew, and pop the new in. You can add the 8GB you buy to get 12GB total.
     
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    it's all good. with a new product release, there's always going to be 14 of the same thread all going at once! No worries!
     
  5. cjhorist macrumors member

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    does it matter if you're adding 2 4gb sticks with 2 2gb sticks? doesn't that wear harder on the ram or something?
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It doesn't have any negative effects.
     
  7. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you please provide me with a link to some RAM from Amazon? (just as an example)...
    Thanks
     
  8. Austinjwalker macrumors member

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    Here's some!! not sure if it's exactly what you want, but it's 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMMs on amazon.

    http://tinyurl.com/4yvk9px
     
  9. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    tinyurl? what's that? just point me to amazon ;)
     
  10. Austinjwalker macrumors member

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    i can't tell if you're joking or not?
     
  11. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok haha i was thinking uh oh!

    i'm fairly sure laptop size is what youd want, but i am DEFINITELY not techie enough to know for sure. thats what I have in my shopping cart (laptop size) for when I get mine next week.

    this to be exact...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4169666&SID=1eou36by5ed8p
     
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  14. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes, it seems to match yours as well. Installation is simple and easy?

    Mine is 204 pins right?
     
  15. TheUndertow macrumors 6502

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    That's what I'm wondering about. Been going back and forth on the iMac or MBP but I don't know if the RAM upgrade would be as easy in an all in one...can't wait to hear.

    I think it's $200 more to get 8GB ram from Apple...could be mistaken though.
     

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