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  1. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

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    So, I am using C3-10600 (1333MHz) DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM RAM - 4GB in 2 slots.

    Q1. Can I extend my RAM such that I have the following setup:

    2 + 2 + 4 + 4 = 12GB RAM, utilizing all 4 slots.

    Q2. Can I buy the RAM off of ebay? I live in the UK; some one suggest me how to buy this RAM. I have never upgraded/opened my mac ever. Kinda newbie in assembling tinkering with computers.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    A1: Yes.
    A2: Yes.

    Opening the iMac for upgrading the RAM is very easy. Either look into the User Guide (support.apple.com/manuals) or at iFixIt.
     
  3. dethmaShine thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Just wanted to know if its safe to buy RAM off of ebay.

    Is there any distinction like: laptop or desktop RAM?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    You need DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM RAM, the SO-DIMM already classifies it as laptop RAM, which is needed for the iMac.
     
  5. dethmaShine thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmm.

    Thanks for that info.

    Regards
     
  6. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    i recommend you get RAM from reputable sources such as OWC or Crucial.
     
  7. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

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    I would recommend buying from crucial

    http://www.crucial.com/uk

    They have free delivery to UK customers and also have a utility to check your computer and display the correct RAM you need to buy.

    OWC are good as well.

    Note if I am not mistaken if you plan to add 16GB (4 x 4GB) all your RAM sticks should be either Samsung or Hynix. RAM bought from Crucial or OWC could cause a problem.
     
  8. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Wow. I didn't realize installing new RAM was this easy!

    When I purchase the 2011 refreshed iMac, I may purchase more RAM and install on my own as well.

    Thanks for the thread.
     
  9. dethmaShine thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I am looking out for crucial and I'll be upgrading to 12GB of RAM.

    Thanks all.

    Regards

    -deth
     

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