New 21.5” iMac Ram Upgrade Suggestions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nickyj182, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. nickyj182 macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2002
    Morehead, KY
    Hey everyone! Just got a new 2019 21.5” iMac. It’s the 3GhZ 6-Core model. Mac ID is 19.2. It has 8GB of Ram but can take up to 32GB. So long story short, any suggestions on websites or even a specific set of Ram I should buy? Would love to max it out at 32GB but shopping these ram sites has been confusing for me. Thanks!
  2. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2012
    If you really want to take your brand new iMac to pieces, then it might be worth looking at something like ifixit - but the new models are so new, there isn't much info out there yet.
  3. mountain_feeling macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2019
    I think you really need to know what you're doing to take apart the 21.5 and install the RAM yourself. I remember watching a video demonstration of this and closed it out half way through thinking "there's no way I could do that without screwing something up"
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    If you want "user-upgradeable RAM", then return the 21" iMac NOW and get a 27" model instead.

    If you want 21" and "more RAM", best to return it and get one with more RAM from the factory.

    If you are absolutely certain of your ability to completely disassemble the 21" iMac and then re-assemble it, the perhaps you can "add it yourself"...
  5. Spudlicious macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2015
    Bedfordshire, England
    Please don't do it, for I forsee the bitter tears of regret. Return the iMac if you can and if you're certain you need more RAM, but don't risk trashing it.

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