Memory suggestions for 27 inch mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crain300, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. crain300 macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I have a i3 27 inch Mac and seriously considering the 16 gig memory upgrade
    Anyone out there upgraded theirs to 16 gig ?
    And I thinking about getting memory from owc any other places that you know of please give me advice
    Thanks for any and all help
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
  3. meb91 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2010
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    I agree with both posters, why do you feel you need 16GB?

    As far as OWC ( you will be hard pressed to find a better vendor. Great products, great support, great service.
  5. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    People around here seem to love because they specialise in Apple and seem to provide good service to the forum posters here.

    If you can take advice from forum members who know for an absolute certainty from their own personal experiences that somebody's G.Skill or OCZ memory works, that's fine...but be careful shopping on your own if you don't know what you are doing. I got some unusuable memory from Crucial even though I am absolutely sure that I gave them the correct information for my iMac.

    About the quantity of memory...are you running a virtual machine, or something that takes large amounts of memory?

    Going from 4GB to 8GB, almost everybody will notice a pretty good, big improvement.

    Going from 8GB to 12GB, you will notice a solid improvement if you're playing big Windows games or otherwise running a virtual machine that requires you to dedicate 4GB to it for whatever reason.

    Going from 12GB to 16GB, most of us aren't going to notice a hell of a lot of difference unless we are doing some very serious design work or manipulating PDF associated with legislative duties, and since you have an i3 it is likely safe to believe that you're not doing this.


    Putting the memory into an iMac is easy, so we all want to do it whether we need it or not, I am sure.

    You might want to also search the forums for the occasional reports of iMac that will not recognise the nominal 16GB maximum.
  6. crain300 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I just noticed on the owc site they have a brand of memory called nu ram as well as their owc memory
    Do you think that nu ram memory is just as good or have any of you used it?
  7. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
    I just put in 8gb of NuRAM from OWC in my Mini on Monday and it is working great! No problems at all.
  8. crain300 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Thanks for the input it seems like a great price 275 for 16 gig
    And that for virtual machine cs4 aperture 3 and such my Mac should run very smoothly :D
  9. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA

    Add me to the "me too" category, I've got some Nu Ram installed in my MBP, it's been fine. BTW OWC's RAM just had a price change, take a look again.

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