Is this the correct RAM for current 27" iMac?

MiniD3

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Hi Guys,
If I get 4 of these, are they going to fit my new current 27" iMac?
Just a bit concerned, these guys were a $100 cheaper than the other outlets here in Australia, is Crucial a good brand?
Sorry about the very basic questions, still learning even if I'm very old:)

Crucial
Part Number: CT3650257
Module Size: 8GB
Package: 204-pin SODIMM
Feature: DDR3 PC3-12800
Specs: DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac

Regards,
Gary
 

MiniD3

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Thank you,

Much appreciated
Wow, a lot more to this than I originally thought
Read the whole link
Learnt a huge amount from your link,
Did not realise that you could not mix rams, (CL10/CL11 etc)
Regards,
Gary
 

WilliamG

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Much appreciated
Wow, a lot more to this than I originally thought
Read the whole link
Learnt a huge amount from your link,
Did not realise that you could not mix rams, (CL10/CL11 etc)
Regards,
Gary
RAM prices have gone up considerably since the new iMacs came out. To put it in perspective:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Laptop-Memory-CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B0076W9Q5A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372052946&sr=8-2&keywords=corsair+vengeance+16gb

$131.99 now. I paid $79.99 back on December 16, 2012. I think it was even cheaper than that before I bought it.

(Yep, $63.74 on November 20, 2012). So it's over double the price now. Crazy.
 

MiniD3

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Tks William,

The decision is getting more difficult by the day,
The Australian dollar has recently taken a dive,
Checking a lot of international net prices which appear OK at first until you add in the inflated freight

Unfortunately, I will have to do some more research from local suppliers,
One price that appears OK has 32GB at $317 but the name is called Amicroe,
Not a name I've heard before

Might have to do a separate post to see if anybody has heard of them,

It is a local supplier and I could get the ram courier the same day
....Gary

Edit: Just found out Amicroe ram is supplied to Apple here in Australia,
I think they have a CL of 10
At least I know its going to work!
 
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WilliamG

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The decision is getting more difficult by the day,
The Australian dollar has recently taken a dive,
Checking a lot of international net prices which appear OK at first until you add in the inflated freight

Unfortunately, I will have to do some more research from local suppliers,
One price that appears OK has 32GB at $317 but the name is called Amicroe,
Not a name I've heard before

Might have to do a separate post to see if anybody has heard of them,

It is a local supplier and I could get the ram courier the same day
....Gary

Edit: Just found out Amicroe ram is supplied to Apple here in Australia,
I think they have a CL of 10
At least I know its going to work!
Don't waste your money on CAS10 RAM if you're replacing all your memory. I saw some numbers here and the difference in speed between 11 and 10 was zilch.
 

MiniD3

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Don't waste your money on CAS10 RAM if you're replacing all your memory. I saw some numbers here and the difference in speed between 11 and 10 was zilch.
Hi William
Tks for the heads-up
Crucial starting to look better now, although they still want $25 USD to get the ram to my door
.....Gary
 

WilliamG

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Hi William
Tks for the heads-up
Crucial starting to look better now, although they still want $25 USD to get the ram to my door
.....Gary
If you can get the Corsair cheaper, just get that. I'm running 4x 8GB Corsair Vengeance in my 2012 iMac, and it works great (since December, 2012).
 

MiniD3

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Tks Wiliam,

The Crucial ram, even though exchange rate and freight is heavy, the price is still cheaper than the local supplied product, (Amicroe), by $62 AUD

The local product can be delivered same day and comes with lifetime warranty, I guess if I do have a problem, the supplier is not 10000 miles away

I'm ordering the iMac shortly, I guess the 8GB ram that comes with the iMac, will give me some time to do more research, although I have a huge task sorting out a massive library

Still negotiating with the Amicroe ram suppliers, they got the difference down to $50 AUD
Havent pulled the trigger yet

Thanks again for your advice
....Gary
 
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kechy

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RAM prices have gone up considerably since the new iMacs came out. To put it in perspective:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Laptop-Memory-CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B0076W9Q5A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372052946&sr=8-2&keywords=corsair+vengeance+16gb

$131.99 now. I paid $79.99 back on December 16, 2012. I think it was even cheaper than that before I bought it.

(Yep, $63.74 on November 20, 2012). So it's over double the price now. Crazy.
Indeed - I've just ordered a late-2012 iMac and have been reading a bunch of RAM related threads. I see a lot of "RAM is so cheap, max it to 32Gb!" type statements dated early Dec 2012. I'm thinking to myself 32Gb for $250+ isn't THAT cheap. Turns out it used to be $120-160 to max out the RAM. Not a huge difference relatively I suppose, but a lot more palateable at the old numbers. Just venting.
 

Chippy99

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Indeed - I've just ordered a late-2012 iMac and have been reading a bunch of RAM related threads. I see a lot of "RAM is so cheap, max it to 32Gb!" type statements dated early Dec 2012. I'm thinking to myself 32Gb for $250+ isn't THAT cheap. Turns out it used to be $120-160 to max out the RAM. Not a huge difference relatively I suppose, but a lot more palateable at the old numbers. Just venting.
You should try it in the UK where it's $300+ for 32GB ram! Now that is NOT beer money.