upgrade RAM/memory

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  1. iCrizzo macrumors regular

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    I was just curious where a good place to buy memory for a summer 2010 27" iMac would be. I want to upgrade to 8gb of memory.. I have checked on Apple.com and they want $400.. I know other places sell it, was just curious if I purchased from a place like Newegg or somewhere would it be compatible?

    Thanks.
     
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    I just bought 8 GB G.Skill DDR3 RAM for my 2011 Macbook Pro from Newegg, around $70. I'm not saying those will match your iMac, but it's worth to check because you can get good prices.
     
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    Never mind.. I thought I had to take the entire thing apart.. just watched the video... that is easy!!
     
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    it is why i sent it to you for encouragement!
     
  8. duteberta macrumors newbie

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    I bought my ram from crucial.com. Doubled oem from 8 to 16gb. Super easy install. They have a cool wizard that guides you to get perfect match.
     
  9. johnfkitchen macrumors regular

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    It is easy. Just make sure you push firmly to seat the modules properly. It requires pressure.

    One suggestion. You said you want to upgrade to 8GBs. I assume you plan to add two 2GB modules so you have a total of four.

    The only downside of this approach, is that if you decide you want to upgrade later, you have to throw away two 2GB modules. I hate that!

    I preferred to add two 4 GB modules in the empty slots for a total of 12 GBs. Should last me a while, and you can never have too much memory. The difference in cost is very small considering the total cost of the iMac.

    Even at 12 GBs, I'm seeing a small amount of Page Outs, so it's using all the memory I bought. Nothing is wasted.
     
  10. iCrizzo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome.. that was going to be next question, that will most likely be the route I go. Thanks for the info, I was hoping this would work.
     
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  12. cardinals1989 macrumors newbie

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    2011 MBP 4 or 8 GB??

    Usual tasks: email, word processing, web browsing. I frequently watch HD videos (netflix, youtube). Don't game, but I won't rule it out for the life of this system.

    I'm looking at either option for the 15 in. pro, is 8 GB overkill?
     

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