Max RAM Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by maconservative, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. maconservative macrumors regular

    maconservative

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    Greetings...

    Forgive me if this has been discussed before. I did a search but did not find a thread on this topic.

    I have the base model 2011 21.5 iMac. (2.5GHz i5, 4 GB RAM, etc.)

    In the Apple Store, this model is not upgradeable to 16 GB. The max configurable upgrade is 8 GB. In the System Profiler, it shows there are 4 memory slots. I assume I can upgrade the RAM myself to 16 GB (4GB x 4). Is my assumption correct or is there a limitation with the i5 chip that can only address a maximum of 8 GB?

    Thanks in advance for any insight...
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Yes.
     
  3. mwfernandez80 macrumors newbie

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    I was just about to make a post about this, but if anyone with the baseline 21.5 inch can verify that you can add your own 4gb DIMM's for a maximum of 16gb's that would be nice.

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  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    All iMac models since the late-2009 support up to 16GB of RAM and the mid-2010 and later 27-inch iMacs support up to 32GB.

    For more information on adding RAM to your iMac, see here.
     
  5. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    According to Everymac.com, this system is upgradable to 16 GB ram. Unofficially, it can be boosted to 64 GB. Might be only 32, I forgot...

    Dale
     
  6. maconservative thread starter macrumors regular

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