Upgrading RAM on iMac

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  1. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I was wanting to add 4 more gb of ram to my stock 27" i5. Who has the best price for it, and what type do i need to buy? Thanks
     
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    You can get some here. You can check ebay or take note of the type and check around other places. This is for a 4GB stick. Two 2GB sticks would be cheaper.

    4GB 204-pin SODIMM

    Module Size: 4GB
    Package: 204-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR3 PC3-8500

    US $249.99 per stick

    Code:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=iMac%202.66GHz%20Quad-Core%20Intel%20Core%20i5%20%2827-inch%20-%20DDR3%29%20Late%202009&pl=Apple&cat=


    2GB, 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module
    CT1115261
    Module Size: 2GB
    Package: 204-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR3 PC3-8500

    US $59.99 per stick

    Code:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=9C792650A5CA7304

    4GB kit (2GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module
    CT1115260
    Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
    Package: 204-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR3 PC3-8500
    Specs: DDR3 PC3-8500 • CL=7 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1066 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 64 •

    US $119.99

    Code:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=DFD4A74FA5CA7304
     
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    What type of improvements will I see by adding two more (2x2) sticks?
     
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    For most things there will be no improvement.
     
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    Well I ordered some more RAM from Crucial late Friday the 12th and got the 2-day shipping. Crucial's website said it would be here on Wednesday the 17th (via slow UPS) to my surprise it was waiting on my doorstep today when I got home today. So if your looking to upgrade your RAM I highly recommend Crucial.
     
  10. Kabir8 macrumors regular

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    Just bought some RAM on macsales

    Got a 4gb and 2gb kit for my new iMac. Saves me a few bucks instead of upgrading through Apple :rolleyes:
     
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    If I get 4 gigs in my iMac, how is it in? Just a 4 gig stick? Or is it something stupid like two 2 gig sticks?
     
  12. Kabir8 macrumors regular

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    If you look on apple.com, it shows you the default config is 4gb in the form of 2x2GB cards.

    I chose that, and paid $250US for 6GB giving me a total of 10GB filling up all my slots, but I can live with that more than 4x2GB
     

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