if I get the iMac 27 inch i7... where can

pectin232

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I get the memory from [best and safest place besides Apple]... since I thought Apple might cost more.. not sure if it is true. Newegg and if possible... what is the part number I need to get. DDR2 1333?
 

talmy

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OWC or crucial.com are both safe choices. I go with whichever is least expensive at the time of purchase. With Newegg you take the chance of ordering the wrong ones.
 

pectin232

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Use Crucial and run the system scanner.

Even if you don't buy from there, it means you will get the correct RAM for your machine.

http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/MacOS.aspx
When I add 8GB memory in Apple store it shows as 2x4GB. Does that mean that it is 2GB into the 4 slots?? sorry for the newbie questions. Just want to be sure. I think I should just get the 2x2GB then,...... and get the 4gb x2 from Newegg or OWC... cheaper that way. I thought you had to get memory of all the same size and speed in order to achieve DDR rate [within Windows knowledge].... isn't it the same in Mac arena?
 

iedo627

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Nope it means its 2 (quantity) x 4GB (memory). The number with the GB next to it denotes the size of each stick.
 
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