iMac late 2012 (or now, 2013) RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DEATHCON51, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. DEATHCON51 macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2012
    I was wondering if I were to buy some more RAM for the new iMac. Would it be compatible if I were to buy some more RAM for my Late 2011 MBP 17'', then later move it over to the new iMac when I get it?
  2. Hexley, Jan 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013

    Hexley macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
  3. Giuly macrumors 68040


    What would work great on both the iMac and the 2011 MBP would be the Corsair Vengeance 16GB kit.

    If you decide to put it in the iMac, you can use it together with two existing modules without any problems.
  4. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    I'm not sure if that's completely accurate (mixing this kit with the original RAM). I believe I saw another response in a different thread that indicated that this kit has a lower CAS Latency (CL) than the stock RAM and when mixing the two it would bump the memory bus down to a lower speed.
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040


    All memory modules run at the speed of the slowest, so either buy a second kit to have 4x8GB or live with the rather small decrease in performance which will be greatly outweighened by the increases from the added amount of RAM.

    What I was saying it that it will work without a problem and won't prevent the machine from booting. FWIW, it would be as fast as the RAM Apple installs in the iMacs, so it won't be slower than stock.
  6. rjs2 macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2012
    A lot of people are using crucial ram. do a search, there are loads of threads :)

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