What Am I Missing?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rayward, May 14, 2010.

  1. rayward macrumors 68000

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    Brand new 27" iMac w/2.8GHz i7 chip and 8GB RAM = $2,339

    Refurbed 27" iMac w/2.8GHz i7 chip and 4GB RAM = $1,849
    8GB memory set = $600
    Total cost = $2,449

    I realise that memory is cheaper from non-Apple vendors, but I have tried that in the past and the non-Apple memory chips would not work. I am happy with Apple refurbs (my current iMac was a refurb), but unless there is a compelling reason - such as less chance of screen issues - it makes no sense to get the refurb.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. flight macrumors regular

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    You could purchase a 2x2GB set for less than $100 to add to the 4GB already installed.
     
  3. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    your iMac has 4 Mem. slots, so you don't have to buy a 4Gb memory to replace the 2x2Gb you have inside...
     
  4. iMAVERICKam macrumors member

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    I've always purchased RAM from Crucial.com and Newegg.com and never had a problem. Unless you really want a totally brand new iMac, you should really consider the refurb and just get RAM from those sites.

    If on Newegg.com check reviews and purchase from reputable brands: often people will say "works great in my <SPECIFIC BRAND, SPECIFIC MODEL>."
     
  5. rayward thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A-Ha! This is what I'm missing. Didn't realise the new model had 4 slots (mine has only 2).

    FWIW, Crucial was one of the non-Apple suppliers I tried when upgrading the RAM on my current iMac, and it wouldn't boot up.
     

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