RAM advice for new iMac 27

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by czerney, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. czerney macrumors member

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    I've just placed an order with Apple for a new iMac 27

    • 4.0GHz QC i7, TB up to 4.2GHz
    • 8GB 1867MHz DDR3L (2x4GB)
    • 512GB Flash Storage
    • AMD Radeon R9 M395X w/4GB
    I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM myself.

    What's the recommended brand and spec of the RAM I should use?

    My use will be FCPX and eventually logic pro - I'm not 100% sure how much RAM is recommended to be honest.

    Whatever I use I think I'd prefer to have matching dimms - so probably will go with 16Gb (additional 2 x 4gb sticks) or 32Gb (replace with 4 x 8gb sticks)
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68020

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    I buy my memory from OWC (www.macsales.com) or Crucial memory modules from Amazon.com. OWC tends to be a little more expensive but their service and warranty are great.
     
  3. Nabby macrumors regular

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    Totally agree. Great support from OWC.
     
  4. czerney thread starter macrumors member

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  6. czerney thread starter macrumors member

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    I noticed those 16Gb sticks but no way I can afford the price of 64GB hehe. Wife would kill me!

    From my options below I think the 32Gb is the sweet spot - especially if I can recoup some $ selling the original 8Gb:

    a) Buy 2 x 8Gb sticks for $239.99AUD (Total usable 24Gb)
    $14.99 per additional usable Gb.
    b) Buy 4 x 8Gb sticks for $434.99AUD (Total usable 32Gb) - original 2 x 4Gb sticks left over
    $18.12 per additional usable Gb
    c) Buy 2 x 16Gb sticks for $789.99AUD (Total usable 40Gb)
    $24.68 per additional usable Gb
     
  7. shiekh macrumors member

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    Not sure how many people need 32GB but then again I just spent more than this for a new car battery.

    I almost always buy Crucial for their quality and lifetime warentee
     
  8. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    I have pretty much the same computer. I bought 2x8G from OWC.
    Great machine. Great choice.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Just a thought, but…
    … don't just add RAM as soon as you unpack it.

    Run with 8gb for a week or so.
    If by then you KNOW you need more RAM, buy it.
     
  10. czerney thread starter macrumors member

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    Already bought :) I'm pretty certain I wont need the 32Gb, but figured what the heck.
     
  11. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    I have too much RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Money...

    ...said no one ever...

    ;)
     

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