Memory Upgrade for new Imac's

Discussion in 'iMac' started by futurase, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. futurase macrumors member

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    Anybody upgraded the ram in their new iMac yet??? I bought the flagship 3.06 iMac a couple of weeks ago and love it, but would like to go from the 4gb it comes with to 8gb. I almost passed out when I saw Apple's price of $1,200. I know Apple is very high on their ram. I check Crucial and it is $979!!!! Good grief.

    Why is the ram for this machine SO expensive??? I mean Apple wants more than half the cost of the machine. Crucial is almost half.

    Norman Ross Jr.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's DDR3. It will get cheaper. Everything always does.
     
  3. futurase thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. Everywhere I have looked the price is through the roof. I guess it will take a while.
     
  4. FoxHoundADAM macrumors regular

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    Yeah it will get cheaper also getting an additional 4 gig for a total of 8 would be a waste of money right now. Nothing at this point will even use all 4 as it stands now. Well nothing that you probably use at least.
     
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Well, as someone said, it's DDR3, which is still fairly new. Also important: you're buying the largest-capacity sticks available. Buying the newest/fastest/biggest ANYTHING is always very expensive. RAM is not an exception.
     

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