where to find the BEST DEAL on iMac late 2009 16 GB RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ansabakhan, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    i am in market to upgrade RAM from 4GB to 16 GB on my refurb iMac which i bought early this year , not too good with finding correct ram and a good price .. please help.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    It looks like you have to buy pairs. Which would mean you have 2x2GB right now. So those will have to be tossed out.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/iMac/DDR3_21.5_27

    That's the cheapest I found but I also didn't look terribly hard. Assuming that's your iMac, it'll run you about $417. They do buy old RAM though so it looks like if you send it to them they'll give you $50 back. Not sure how much your 2x2GB would go for on the market though so you might consider eBaying that.
     
  3. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    Thank you ! what is the difference in OWC and NuRam? they both are covered for life on failure ... is there any difference in performance as one is $487 and other is $417
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    The difference between different companies' ram modules is negligible. By default, apple uses samsung ram modules in the iMac, so other lesser known ram brands won't make a difference.
     
  5. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    so i shouldn't worry about brand too much that means?

    is $417 good price for 16 GB ?
     
  6. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    As long as it's spec'd for your iMac and carries a lifetime warranty like the OWC modules do. I've bought from them before and had no problems with the RAM I got.

    I just ordered a pair of NuRams this morning to get up to 12GB. With the buy-back rebate, the cost for me is $169.

    $417 is an excellent price with the rebate. The closest is Corsair at $198 and KomputerBay at $195 per 8GB kit.
     

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