Upgrading RAM on new iMac

smfinlay

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Looks like it will be much more difficult to upgrade the RAM on the new iMac. From the image that they showed, it looks as if it's right in the middle of the case.
 

boto

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I hope you're right. If the new 27" iMac is not user-upgradeable than you can count me out. There is no way I'm going to pay over $1.5k in upgrades for additional GPU boost (680m), i7 CPU, SSD+HDD setup, and ESPECIALLY for soldered ram, if it is.

Oh never mind, after looking at the Tech Specs of the new iMac, it states it is user accessible so that's great news. I was definitely afraid of paying a premium price for 32GB RAM.
 
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blendermf

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I hope you're right. If the new 27" iMac is not user-upgradeable than you can count me out. There is no way I'm going to pay over $1.5k in upgrades for additional GPU boost (680m), i7 CPU, SSD+HDD setup, and ESPECIALLY for soldered ram, if it is.
On the 27" iMac RAM is user replaceable. Also the BTO on the 27" for GPU is 680MX, which should be faster (that chip hasn't technically been released)
 
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smfinlay

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Mar 2, 2008
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I hope you're right. If the new 27" iMac is not user-upgradeable than you can count me out. There is no way I'm going to pay over $1.5k in upgrades for additional GPU boost (680m), i7 CPU, SSD+HDD setup, and ESPECIALLY for soldered ram, if it is.
It looks like the 27" will be user upgradable.

"8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; four user-accessible SO-DIMM slots"

Source: http://www.apple.com/imac/specs/
 
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mdgolom

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It seems odd that the website shows the memory is user upgradable in the 27", but not the 21". Also, the tech specs shows the memory as 1600mhz, isn't it 10600mhz like the current?
 
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drambuie

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It seems odd that the website shows the memory is user upgradable in the 27", but not the 21". Also, the tech specs shows the memory as 1600mhz, isn't it 10600mhz like the current?
You're getting memory bandwidth mixed with clock speed. The new iMac's 1600MHz RAM has a bandwidth of 12800 MB/sec. The previous iMac's 1333MHz RAM had a bandwidth of 10664MB/sec, rounded to 10600MB/sec.
 
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rezinous

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Win with the user upgradable ram. Buying the new iMac now, since disappointed with the new mini. Might as well max at 32gb with current prices
 
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