RAM upgrade for 27" 2010 3.2GHz iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ENVY16, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. ENVY16 macrumors newbie

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    I find myself wanting to upgrade the 4GB RAM on my iMac to be able to give Parrallels Desktop more RAM to play with and thus make my Windows 7 virtual machine more powerful and more of a gaming machine (that would help right?) Right now I can only give Parrallels 1GB of RAM, anymore and the whole computer turns into a dribbling moron.

    I've got 2 slots free so I want to put in 2 4GB RAM upgrades for an extra 8GB. I'm pretty uneducated in this department about which brands to buy, what's overpriced and etc. I'm only a 19 year old University student so I can't afford to fork out loads of money. I've had a look around online and found some examples.

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    Is this the kind of product and asking price that I'm after or are these the type of things to avoid? Also, is there a particular brand that are good value for money and reliable products?

    Thanks for any advice you can give :)
     
  2. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    Get the crucial memory.
    Tons of people on these forums have crucial memory in their iMacs and I have yet to hear from someone with problems.
     
  3. N0ddie macrumors 6502

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    As RAM is so cheap at the minute I'd suggest going the full hog and max the RAM your iMac can take.

    I've got RAM from crucial a few times (For different computers) and have found their service superb.
     
  4. Boogsephine macrumors 6502

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YU83YO

    I bought 4 of those for my 27" iMac and they offered free 2 day shipping. I ordered at 10:30PM Wednesday night and the RAM was here on Friday at about 12 noon.

    Easy to install and paid less than $100 for 16GB of memory.
     
  5. lali macrumors regular

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