Where to buy ram for 27" iMac i7

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  1. trjwv macrumors regular

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    where is a good place to buy ram for 27" iMac i7...looking for an additional 4 GB
     
  2. revs macrumors regular

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    Crucial.com - great quality/price and reputable
     
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    NewEgg has the cheapest prices. Crucial and OWC are popular but more expensive
     
  4. trjwv thread starter macrumors regular

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    any such thing as better ram than another brand or faster ram because of the brand or are all brand ram the same/dependable?
     
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    Not really. It's important that it's compatible with Macs but the link I gave you is.
     
  6. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    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.

    http://mauiecotours.com/urls/1b
     
  7. trjwv thread starter macrumors regular

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    laptop ram for an iMac is ok?
     
  8. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Yes.
    The iMac is basically a laptop attached to a screen.

    The MacBook Pro's and the iMac use identical RAM right now.
     
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    iMacs use laptop RAM so yes :cool:
     
  10. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  11. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    That link is 2 2GB chips. The link I provided was a single 4gb chip. Just an FYI.
     
  12. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  13. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I don't think there's any such thing as "Mac compatible" RAM. as long as it's 1067 DDR3 SODIMM, anything will work.
     
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    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
     
  15. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I still respectfully disagree. :) Those sections are designed to make you pay more for the same thing...
     
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    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 :cool: It sounds stupid but I've heard people having correct specced RAM but it haven't worked. MOST "non-Mac" RAM will work though
     
  17. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I bought 4GB for my 27" i7 iMac for $98 shipped from Macmemorystore. It's fully tested ram for Mac computers.

    http://macmemorystore.com/
     
  18. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    It's crazy to think that I paid $55 (shipped) just one year ago for two 2GB sticks of this RAM...

    Bryan
     

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