iMac 5K Extra RAM

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  1. suffy67 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have just purchased the new iMac 5K with the standard 8GB of RAM.

    The machine has 2 spare slots, does anyone know if I can add 2 x 16GB to my current setup to give me 40GB.

    I don't want to order it and find I can only have a 32GB max.

    Thank you.
     
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Other World Computing shows that machine maxes out at 32GB.
     
  3. suffy67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the information.

    I see in the USA companies buy your old memory when you upgrade, does anyone know of any in the UK?

    Once again thank you.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    What is your use case?? It is likely that more RAM will make no difference to you....
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    Let me guess:
    Office, Safari, email, iPhoto, ... heavy multitasking :D
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    That would be my guess....

    He really should get a maxed out mac pro for that though....
     
  7. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    And those ridiculous answers are based on what? The guy asked a simple question which got answered. No need to place yourself in a position where you decide what he needs or not.
     
  8. Meister Suspended

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    A hunch? ;)
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Only the OP can decide what he/she needs or not, we just help out with that decision ;)
     
  10. suffy67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am shocked at the unprofessional answer from a group member, this person must run windows on a Mac :apple:

    I do 4K video editing and wanted to be able to run Final Cut Pro X on my new machine.
     
  11. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Adding a couple of 8GB sticks giving you a total of 24GB should be fine. No need to overthink this.
     
  12. Meister Suspended

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    That is a good reason, you need all the resources you can get :)

    Our hunch was based on several weirdo threads where posters bought 2k$ macs and $$$ upgrades to read their emails.
     
  13. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Suffy sorry....

    I do apologise for the sarcasm, but the number of RAM threads we read where the question is as yours and then they want to use it to watch you tube videos and expect the RAM to make a difference is outrageous.

    Yes in your case RAM will make a massive difference and you can add 16gb to make 24gb, and youy are right we should have assumed you knew what you are doing!!!
     
  14. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Because so many people (sadly) do run Windows on a Mac? :confused:
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    If people cannot answer the OP's question without giving snarky or sarcastic responses, then please avoid posting. You're not helping the OP and you're not helping with the overall environment within MR.
     
  16. suffy67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you.... I do know that some people did put more RAM in Mac BookPro's and it did work... I have gone for an additional 16GB to see how it goes.
     
  17. Meister Suspended

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    It depends on your usage scenario.
    People using their Mac as a phone/organiser/typwriter and debating 16 vs 24 vs 32 vs 48gb RAM is downright bizarre.
     

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