Which RAM to buy for iMac 21'5 (mid 2011) Kingston, Corsair, Crucial or OWC?

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  1. Daikyouju macrumors member

    Daikyouju

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    Hi guys,

    I want to buy an additional 4GB RAM to have an 8GB in total. Which memory brand do you recommend to buy for an iMac 21'5 (mid 2011) ? Kingston, Corsair, Crucial or OWC?

    Thanks for your reply

    Peter
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    There's no difference in performance between the major RAM suppliers. Just keep away from ultra cheap bargains found on sites such as ebay. These are usually "seconds" and questionable as far as quality and reliability is concerned.
     
  3. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    I've always bought my RAM from OWC, so I give my vote to them. 8GB pretty cheap right now too
     
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    From those companies? Whichever is cheapest at the time you order.
     
  5. colonelbutt macrumors regular

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    I always buy from Crucial.

    Always one of the cheaper ones, not necessarily the cheapest (but the difference is so small)

    1. They have a selector by system which is guaranteed
    2. Have always delivered super quickly
    3. Been super reliable for me

    rgds
     
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  7. tnewson macrumors member

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    I recently found out (after buying 16gb upgrade) that the 2011 imac can support 8GB ram in each slot (max of 32gb) and will support a ram speed of 1600mhz instead of the standard 1333mhz.
     
  8. JoeBoy73 macrumors newbie

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    Crucial work out great for me. Upgraded from 4 to 12GBs for $60.
     
  9. Macsparky macrumors newbie

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    Have used OWC in 4 Macs they have great products and fair prices. Have used 2 of there ssd's all with no problems... There customer service is great should you ever need them. They have great how to vids as well. Just stay away from Boot Leg Ebay stuff even if it is name brand used just don't take the chance... Good Luck On your upgrade...:apple:
     
  10. c613m macrumors 6502

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    Where did you see that the iMac will run 1600Mhz RAM? Does it only support it...meaning it'll accept it but won't run it at 1600Mhz? If so, then it's pointless.
     
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