Is this the correct RAM for current 27" iMac?

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  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    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
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, Crucial is a good and recommended brand and you choose the correct RAM from the specs I have seen.

    Another similar thread.
     
  3. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

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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-Venge...052946&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.
     
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    MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors 604

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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.
     
  7. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    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).
     
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    MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  10. kechy macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  11. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    You should try it in the UK where it's $300+ for 32GB ram! Now that is NOT beer money.
     

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