Memory upgrade - 27" iMac 2013

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sazza85, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. sazza85 macrumors member

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    Ordered my iMac this morning, with the basic 8gb ram. Looking to upgrade this to 16gb.

    Would it be best to take out the 2 x 4gb and stick in 2 x 8gb, or just to add another 2 x 4gb?
     
  2. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Adding 2x4GB means you'd have to remove all 4 sticks if you want to go 32GB in the future. Seems a waste.

    Stick in 2x8GB and have 24GB. If you then decide to go to 32 you only have to junk two sticks (which you really didn't pay for, so to speak)
     
  3. Mr.Bullitt macrumors regular

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    Is there anyway to stuff 64GB in the new 2013 iMacs?

    It would be VERY usefull when running multiple virtual machines...
     
  4. sazza85 thread starter macrumors member

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    To be honest, that's what I was thinking. Think I asked just to make sure my mindset was in the right place haha.
     
  5. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    No. For one, no one makes 16GB SODIMMs.
     
  6. ConsiderPhlebas macrumors member

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    That's what I did for my mid 2011 iMac and maybe 24 GB might turn out to be all you need.
     
  7. in4fun macrumors regular

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    just to make sure since the 21" can't be user upgraded..

    is it confirmed that the 27" can be upgraded manually?
     
  8. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes there is a little door on the 27" on the rear above the power connection featuring 4 slots for ram (with 2x4GB installed by default if you do not upgrade your ram from Apple)
     
  9. in4fun macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot John !
     
  10. Sanatogen macrumors member

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    Yes, there are plenty of good instruction videos available on Youtube.
     

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