iMac 27" Late 2009 RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nickk2, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. nickk2 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I'm thinking of upgrading my RAM, because the standard 4GB just isn't cutting it for me.

    If I recall, the Quad-Core 27" iMac's from late 2009 have 2x2GB of 1066 RAM. What do you guys think my best option is? Just buying 2 more sticks of 2x2GB of 1066 RAM, or is it worth buying 8GB in all new, 1333mhz RAM?

    Or else, should I be talking an entirely different approach?

    The last bit of advice, would be the best place to buy the RAM (I hear newegg is one of the best, but I could be wrong).

    Thanks!
     
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  3. foodle macrumors 6502

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    The SO-DIMM you link to just looks like a single part. Are you buying two of these? Because you need to install the DIMMs in pairs.
     
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  5. lbeck macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I'm mistaken but I'm not sure your late 2009 iMac can support 1333Mhz, I think it has to be the 1066.

    Oh, and go for the 8gb kit, more ram is ALWAYS a good thing.
     
  6. nickk2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm not sure either. Adding 4GB of Crucial 1066 should probably be plenty.
     
  7. lbeck macrumors 6502

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    Crucial is good RAM, so is OWC. Adding 4gb will be a nice improvement, but if you can spare the extra cash I'd get more. Thats just me though.

    I'm fairly certain you need to stick to 1066. Go to crucial's website and use their tool to find the right ram for your system. It will tell you exactly what you need.

    www.crucial.com
     
  8. nickk2 thread starter macrumors member

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    The 2x2GB from Newegg is said to be compatible by Crucial's website, and $10 cheaper as well (from Newegg).

    Crucial is selling an 8GB Kit for $260, and I don't think that's worth it. Boosting 4GB to 8GB for $80 is, but I don't know if 4GB -> 12GB for $260 is. I can always upgrade more later :).
     

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