memory upgrade for mid 2011 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ws00297440, May 19, 2011.

  1. ws00297440 macrumors newbie

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    Im thinking to upgrade my new 27'' 2011 imac (cuz the price to upgrade the ram is insane, so I just upgraded the CPU and the graphic card).

    Now there seems just 3 brands of memories that I can choose from ? Other World, Nuram, and Samsung(which is factory original).

    So for 16gb (4x4gb), Other world costs me about $ 207 US, and Samsung Costs me $267 US without TAX and import duty fee.

    Dont know the reputation of these 2 brands for making RAMs.

    Is there any suggestions, feedbacks from you guys about these 2 brands ?

    any haters around?
     
  2. SkippyScud macrumors member

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    OW has a good rep on this forum.

    I'm not familiar with Nuram at all, so I can't speak to them.

    Samsung is reputable, but I've not first hand experience. But generally, each company will rebrand from another. Some will say it doesn't matter and just go for the best deal.

    I bought Corsair 4GB kits. Upgraded to 16GB for about $148 US from Newegg.
     
  3. phlydude macrumors regular

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    I bought G.Skill RAM and am very pleased with it for the price - lifetime warranty to boot!
     
  4. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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  5. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    I got the 2x4GB kit from newegg.com for $90 and it works perfectly. My iMac hasn't been pushed at all...yet
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Skip the full 16 gigs, go with 8. Its half the money for 12 gigs -- a better deal.
     
  7. johnfkitchen macrumors regular

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    +1 ^^^^

    And then when 8GB modules become affordable, you can replace the original 2x2GB modules with 2x8GB, for a total of 24GBs. (If you really need it.)
     
  8. Csory macrumors newbie

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    Got two kits of 2x4GB Crucials (CT2KIT51264BC1339) from Newegg for 2x$89.99 - works fine till now.
     

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