What memory specs am i looking for?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    I want to make a memory upgrade for the 2.93 core i7 iMac. How will i choose the memory modules needed, i mean what specs must i be looking for? Right now it has 4GB (2x2GB DDR3 1333mhz).
    Im thinking of placing 2x4GB
     
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    1333MHz DDR3 SODIMMs (aka laptop RAM) is what you need.
     
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  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    but they are soo cheap, are you certain? what about the ones that cost over 150euros?
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    Yes, memory is cheap. If you want to buy some for 150€, I can gladly sell some to you ;)
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    heh, ok im just saying what might be the difference in this big price gap between those two?
     
  8. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    One company over-charging? Especially assuming you mean the outrageous prices apple asks for their BTO RAM. It's a relatively cheap thing to find these days. That RAM should work perfectly fine.
     
  9. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    but how can you figure out the price difference? might there be some other specs that make the difference? eg. speed?
     
  10. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes if that were a factor but it isn't in this case. The RAM posted in the links is exactly the same, spec wise, as what apple puts in. It's just a different company making it.

    Apple prays upon people who don't realize how much RAM actually costs / how easy it is to install and they get away with it a lot. As long as people continue to buy it from them they'll continue to charge more. They claim it's "better quality" but in actuality no one would be able to notice a difference.
     
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    can you tell me what those specs would be?
    what about number of pins? 204?
     
  12. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't recall off the top of my head. If you want good quality RAM that is tested and warrantied to work with macs though I suggest OWC RAM. It's what I always install in my machines. Works just as well as Apple RAM at a fraction of the cost plus, as mentioned, it's guaranteed to work for your exact mac model.
     

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