iMac Mid 2015 27" 5K SSD and RAM Upgrade

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  1. stu00a macrumors member

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    I have 2015 27" iMac with HHD and 8GB Ram,

    Since warranty expired and not willing to upgrade my desktop for 2-3 years at least, I am trying to upgrade my HDD to SSD and Ram to 16GB or 32GB.

    Is it going to give me a significant noticeable difference?
     
  2. mpe macrumors regular

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    Upgrade to SSD or FD wil give you massive improvement of perceived responsiveness of the computer.

    16->32GB won't give you anything unless you run tasks that don't fit into 16GB.
     
  3. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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  4. Firebrand macrumors regular

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    Good advice. One sometimes forgets that more RAM isn’t always more an experience.
    Similar to i5/i7 discussion etc.
     
  5. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    I think the OP is on 8GB and wants to change to either 16GB or 32GB.

    Personally, I would not want the open up the iMac, so how about an SSD in a thunderbolt enclosure?
     
  6. iamgalactic macrumors regular

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    it's a 27" iMac - ram upgrades are user serviceable and easy
     
  7. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

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    I know. Drive upgrades are not and that is what I was referring to when I said I would not want to open up the iMac.
     

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