iMac 5K Extra RAM

suffy67

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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.
 

powerbook911

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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.
Other World Computing shows that machine maxes out at 32GB.
 

suffy67

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Jul 12, 2009
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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.
 

Samuelsan2001

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

TjeuV

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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.
 

suffy67

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Let me guess:
Office, Safari, email, iPhoto, ... heavy multitasking :D
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.
 

AppleFan360

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

Meister

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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.
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.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Suffy sorry....

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.
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!!!
 

maflynn

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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.
 

suffy67

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Jul 12, 2009
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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!!!

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.
 

Meister

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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.
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.