Upgrade Late 2013 iMac to 16GB or 24GB?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by richard13, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. richard13 macrumors 6502a

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    So I've been going ok with the stock 8GB for about a year now but now that I'm using Parallels more I'm finding that it is now a tight squeeze. I am considering upgrading to 16GB or 24GB. I like the idea of just adding a 2x4GB kit to make all the banks full with the same memory dimensions for a total of 16GB but wondering if I might as well just go with 2x8GB kit for a total of 24GB.

    I plan on keeping this computer for about another 2 years as I usually upgrade every 3 years.

    Also, there seems to be a difference in part numbers between crucial's web site and amazon's. Amazon is cheaper but I feel like it might be better to just go direct with Crucial? Which would you go with?

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC3-12800-SODIMM-204-Pin-CT2K4G3S160BM/dp/B008LTBITY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415573188&sr=8-1&keywords=CT4999408

    http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-memory-for/Apple/imac-%2827-inch%2C-late-2013%29
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Got my 2x8 GB Crucial memory from Amazon and it works great in my iMac.
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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  4. richard13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. I ordered the 2x8 Kit. Hopefully I can use all that RAM. ;)
     

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