iMac RAM help

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  1. AppleBMW&Lakers macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I want to upgrade my RAM to 16 GB, here is what I found on OWC:

    16GB PC10600 1333MHZ SO Kit (4 x 4GB) w/Lifetime Warranty - $140

    Any other suggestions on where to get 16GB for cheaper, and does anyone else have 16GB of RAM on a 27 inch iMac 2010. As always thank you for your time.
     
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    Yes, I have a mid-2010 27" iMac with 16GB of OWC RAM. What do you want to know?
     
  4. AppleBMW&Lakers thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys

    So, I will give the New Egg a try, the 27 inch iMac has 4 slots, so clearly I have to remove everything I have and then replace it with the new memory. So I should not combine any of my old memory with the new.

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    The memory at NewEgg says unbuffered what does that mean?
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    You can combine the RAM, as long as the bus speeds match.
     
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  8. AppleBMW&Lakers thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the help

    I really appreciate it, one last thing, since I have that previous RAM, do I have anymore open slots, how would I install the new ones? I'm sorry if I confused you, what I'm trying to say is will I have to remove the old ones, or can they also stay in the iMac with the new RAM from new egg. All the best.
     
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    There are four slots altogether. If you have 2 chips of 4GB each, then you will already have 8GB and two open slots. Then just insert the two extra 4GB chips to make 16GB.
     
  10. AppleBMW&Lakers thread starter macrumors member

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    hahaha thanks!!!

    Thanks a lot for all of your great information, no more questions (finally), have a good day!!
     

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