Looking to upgrade RAM on new 27" iMac

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  1. ataman macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 27" iMac and store did not RAM upgrades. I just went to Apple website and RAM is super expensive. Can you suggest some compatible RAM? I am looking to add 2X4GB to already existing 2X2GB total of 12GB
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You just need 204-pin DDR3 1333MHz memory. No need to bother with anything with some sort of "for Mac/Apple" branding either. If you're in the US, any of these will work nicely.
     
  3. aceyriot macrumors newbie

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    id also like to add as a side note 2009 imac with the 2.8 i7's will not only accept 1333 but will run at that speed too(there was a thread about this that i have been meaning to reply to but i cant find it, i pulled the trigger on it and its been running magically ever since). i suggest waiting for frys.com to have a sale on kingston notebook value ram because it is PERFECT for unibody imacs (at least the ones without fsb restrictions)
     
  4. imac wannabe macrumors regular

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  5. tyz, Sep 23, 2011
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    tyz macrumors newbie

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    Good find -- anyone know the difference or if there even is one b/t the Corsair above on Amazon and the one Newegg carries? Very subtle product ID difference -- CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 (Amazon) vs. CMSA8GX3M2A1333C9 (Newegg) -- Corsair says the 'A' version is their Mac memory.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233215
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YUF8ZG

    The funny thing is the newegg Mac product ID doesn't even exist on Corsair's website search, and if you look there under Mac memory they don't list any 1333MHz -- only a 1066MHz product.

    Here's their product sheet on the Amazon listed sticks:
    http://www.corsair.com/memory/mac-m...-ddr3-sodimm-memory-kit-cmsa8gx3m2a106c7.html


    Same specs, and $15 cheaper for the 'non-Apple' memory from Amazon w/ the $10 rebate. I've been burned by memory issues in the past and the time spent diagnosing isn't worth $15 unless it is pure marketing.....what else could be different?

    Edit: Newegg actually carries both. The 'non-Apple' version also has a rebate there:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145281
     
  6. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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  7. 28Gauge macrumors 6502

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    I did the same thing and installed them last night. Everything is working well, I am happy to report! I now have 12 gigs of RAM on my new iMac 27".
     
  8. SteinyD macrumors newbie

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    Just picked up my iMac yesterday. I ordered 4 x 4gb sticks from Amazon at a whopping (sarcasm) $90 for Kingston 16GB of memory. The memory industry pricing has sunk to an all time low.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PS9UKW

    I past on Corsair this time around as the first pair of modules i bought for my Mac Mini were bad and had to be exchanged.
     

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