if the 21.5 iMac gets quad core processor

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  1. AnimaLeo macrumors 6502

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    Will you then be able to put 16gb of RAM in it?
     
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    Grumble...

    21.5" doesn't have a quadcore processor. Not enough room to deal with the thermal overload of a beefy quadcore chip.

    All iMacs from the last 18 months or so have had four slots for memory. You do the math.
     
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    Putting a new processor will not give the iMac more RAM slots.
     
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    Sandy Bridge will bring 65W quads at decent clock speeds with very aggressive Turbo. Price should also be reasonable
     
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    I guessed it as 4 slots. From the Apple website you can max the ram out at 8. So I guessed it has 4 slots, and they put 2gb in each slot.
     
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    Apple offers only 8GB for 21.5" but it supports up to 16GB of RAM. And yes, it has four RAM slots.

    http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html

    That's also the maximum what Lynnfield CPUs and P55 chipset support.
     

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