what is the original Apple ram used in iMac 2017 5k

65301361

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i googled this but found it seemed nobody cares this except me? I wonder what’s the model and brand of the rams Apple use for the iMac 27” 2017. I checked mine which I attached the pic here(4G version). Are they the original ram? Why it’s different from the 16G(8Gx2) kit selling at Apple’s Website?
 

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Zandros

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The logo on your stick of RAM and that on Apple's site is that of Micron. Micron sells RAM directly to consumers under its Crucial brand.
 
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65301361

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The logo on your stick of RAM is that of Micron. Micron sells RAM directly to consumers under their Crucial brand.
Do you mean it’s not Apple original? But I just happened to saw a post from another guy where he showed his ram in his iMac. It was excatly the same as mine. So I assume it’s the Apple one?
 

Zandros

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Do you mean it’s not Apple original? But I just happened to saw a post from another guy where he showed his ram in his iMac. It was excatly the same as mine. So I assume it’s the Apple one?
It does not mean that. Apple does not manufacture its own RAM (there are very few companies that make the actual chips, Micron is the third largest after Samsung and SKHynix, IIRC). If it was not the original installed RAM it would probably carry the Crucial logo, but since it has the Micron label it is highly likely this was delivered directly to Apple.

Apple has used several different RAM manufacturers over the years.
 

65301361

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It does not mean that. Apple does not manufacture its own RAM (there are very few companies that make the actual chips, Micron is the third largest after Samsung and SKHynix, IIRC). If it was not the original installed RAM it would probably carry the Crucial logo, but since it has the Micron label it is highly likely this was delivered directly to Apple.

Apple has used several different RAM manufacturers over the years.
Yeah I think it’s originally installed in imac. Thank you!