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Discussion in 'iMac' started by trjwv, Mar 18, 2010.
where is a good place to buy ram for 27" iMac i7...looking for an additional 4 GB
Crucial.com - great quality/price and reputable
NewEgg has the cheapest prices. Crucial and OWC are popular but more expensive
any such thing as better ram than another brand or faster ram because of the brand or are all brand ram the same/dependable?
Not really. It's important that it's compatible with Macs but the link I gave you is.
Here's what you want. 4gb chips for $144 from eWiz.
I got 2 of these and they're sensational.
Many stock Mac's have this brand onboard.
laptop ram for an iMac is ok?
The iMac is basically a laptop attached to a screen.
The MacBook Pro's and the iMac use identical RAM right now.
iMacs use laptop RAM so yes
thats $30 more than I would spend -- and a 1 year warranty??!?? -- PASS.
ram keeps going up, this was $112 a couple of weeks ago:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/8566DDR3S4GP/
As long as whatever you buy has a lifetime warranty and no silly return fees, then thats fine. Hells link to newegg for $102 is about the cheapest.
That link is 2 2GB chips. The link I provided was a single 4gb chip. Just an FYI.
Also, Super Talent has a limited lifetime warranty on their RAM just like the OWC.
The 1 year thing was just from eWiz.com. The RAM chips are still covered by the Manufacturers warranty.
I don't think there's any such thing as "Mac compatible" RAM. as long as it's 1067 DDR3 SODIMM, anything will work.
Actually not. Usually it will but I've heard cases where it hasn't. If you check NewEgg, there is a separate Mac memory category and I doubt it's there without a reason. To avoid any issues, get RAM that has been proven to be Mac compatible
I still respectfully disagree. Those sections are designed to make you pay more for the same thing...
I know that wasn't a great "evidence" but it's still recommended to check that it's compatible with Macs. There doesn't have to read Mac compatible but searching from net or asking from seller/manufacturer is not big thing to do It sounds stupid but I've heard people having correct specced RAM but it haven't worked. MOST "non-Mac" RAM will work though
I bought 4GB for my 27" i7 iMac for $98 shipped from Macmemorystore. It's fully tested ram for Mac computers.
It's crazy to think that I paid $55 (shipped) just one year ago for two 2GB sticks of this RAM...