what 2x4 RAM to buy for i7 - 8gb(apple)

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  1. cnolan011 macrumors newbie

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    I picked up my new iMac 27" i7 with 8GB ram (2x4), i want to add another 8GB, I was wondering what other people are using. should i buy the same Ram that apple put in or should i buy a different brand.
    side note:
    - no yellow tinting
    - no dead pixels
    - quiet as quiet can get

    thanks
     
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    check out OWC .. they seem to be what most people are using

    www.macsales.com
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    $474US + $~30 for postage for 4x4GB sticks.

    DEAL!
     
  4. OzExige macrumors 6502

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    Ordered from OWC and arrived one week later - Down Under!
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    same man, 6 days for me! did it come in a massive box for you too?
     
  6. cnolan011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just ordered the following
    Quantity: 1 OWC1333DDR3S08S, $264.99 each
    8.0GB (2x4.0GB Kit) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin CL9 SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade Kit for Mid 2010 21.5" & 27" iMac Models. Lifetime Warranty.
     
  7. cs4160 macrumors member

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    i got the same thing (2x4gb from owc) last week. very happy, combined them with the standard 2x2gb that the i7 shipped with..no problems
     
  8. ronzoninj macrumors newbie

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  9. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    I've been happy with OWC and Crucial.

    Do find myself wondering why one would need 16GB. Are you getting page outs with just 8 GB?
     
  10. ninn macrumors member

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    Those are the ones I ordered. Work great!
     
  11. ronzoninj macrumors newbie

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    Ninn, did you get (2) 4GB to supplement your original (2) 2GB? Did you swap positions for the DIMM slots?
     
  12. ninn macrumors member

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    I actually bought 4 of them. Didn't try two along with the original. I would have had one of them been bad since that happened to my PC a while back.
     
  13. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    Right now Fry's in the SF Bay Area is selling single 4GB SO-DIMM Modules from Patriot for $124.99 w/ a $75 Mail in Rebate. That's $49.99 which is half the price of Newegg for 4GB and $99.98 for 8GB. I bought 4 4GB modules today. I think the MIR ends 9/2.

    PSD34G13332S is the model number.
     
  14. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    Just finished adding the 4x4GB modules to my i7 iMac. Seems to be working fine and was very easy to install.

    The price with Mail in Rebate is ridiculously low right now. I think it might be because they are dropping the 10666 line of SO-DIMM from their stable. I don't see the same model on the site anywhere. Whatever, 10666 and 10600 are pretty much the same. 16GB for $200 I couldn't pass that up.
     
  15. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    I just got 2, 4gb OCZ sticks from NewEgg. Like $95 each and i also got 2, 4gb usb flash drives, free.
     
  16. lha72 macrumors member

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    That sounds kind of high, I just received the 2X4 GB I ordered from OWC for $279.29 with shipping. Here's the info:

    Quantity: 2 OWC1333SAM3S4GB, $134.99 each
    4.0GB Samsung Factory Original PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin CL9 SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade Module for mid 2010 21.5" & 27" iMac. Lifetime Warranty.

    Sub-Total: $ 269.98
    Shipping: $ 9.31
    Grand-Total: $ 279.29
     
  17. knowell macrumors newbie

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    is that store only?? i looked on the website dont see it there
     
  18. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I ordered 2x4GB from OWC @ 235 a few days ago, went up to 12GB in my 27" i7 iMac. Good shipping times, got it in 3 days I think (first Fedex option for shipping).

    Definitely don't buy the RAM from Apple, they charge nearly 3x for what you could get from OWC.
     
  19. Hellhammer Moderator

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    And Apple does not even offer 12GB
     
  20. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Not when customising your iMac, but you could buy 2x2GB modules and 2x4GB modules through the store though.
     
  21. ronzoninj macrumors newbie

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    Per my own suggestion from above, this is what I did last week. Got (2) 4GB OCZ DDR3 10666 (same as 10600, just marketing nonsense).

    Put it in slot 1/2 and put existing apple SODIMMs in slot 3/4. 12GB, runs like a dream.

    And I got (2) 4 GB flashdrives for free too.
     
  22. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it seems to be only at the store. Also, that specific part number does not appear on the Patriot website anywhere that I could find. $49.99 for 4GB is really cheap. The only thing I can figure is that Patriot is phasing out 10666 memory because I don't see any 10666 in the Signature Line. I only see 10600 in Signature and 10666 in Extreme Performance memory. Everyone seems to agree that it really don't make any difference especially if you match all 4 sticks.
     
  23. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think i should get an iMac i7 with 2x4gb and then buy these 2x4g?
     
  24. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    I would not do it that way. It's a $400 up charge to go to the 2x4GB. I would either just add 2x4GB to the 2x2GB stock RAM for 12GB total or replace the stock 2x2GB as well for 16GB total.
     
  25. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    serious question..

    any reason that nobody has mentioned g.skill ram in this thread? pricing seems to be comparable to those listings mentioned..
     

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