opinions on ram

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hungryone, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. hungryone macrumors newbie

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    crucial and owc list the same ram for '12 and '13 model iMacs apple has 2 different numbers -any thoughts? btw i am new to macs
     
  2. JimmakoS macrumors newbie

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    Both of them are very good companies. You can download the crucial scanner and see which rams are compatible.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    All iMacs since the late 2012 take 1600 MHz DDR3 laptop-style (204 pin) RAM.
     
  4. Tobamory macrumors newbie

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    I mixed Crucial with retina apples 8gb and had nothing but crash after crash

    be careful, only when I used pure crucial did it all work ok.....Mix them and memtest fails all the time...

    I had 3 batches of memory from crucial all the same...
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    Unlike the previous poster I have 16gb of Crucial and 8gb of Apple shipped with RAM and haven't had a single issue. Obviously milage will vary but it seems from my experience reading on this forum adding Crucial in combination with what its shipped with is rarely a problem.
     
  6. Tobamory macrumors newbie

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    Just run the base diags when installed if it fails get it removed if it passes your ok...

    Every time I had issues the boot diags also failed. I also used the me test app and that also found errors when they were mixed, on there own either batch was fine, just mixing was problematic...

    You will prob be ok, but if you get any kernel panics this is your answer.....crucial are aware of it also..
     

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