Will this RAM work for a 2010 iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by evilhackerdude, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. evilhackerdude macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I am planning to upgrade my 27" 2.93 GHz i7 iMac first to 12 GB and later to 16 GB. It comes with only 2x2GB Apple memory installed.

    Now I wonder: Will this (link) OCZ ram work together with the Apple RAM so that I can have 12 GB and not only 8?

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...z-ddr3-pc3-10666-ddr3-sodimm-4gb-edition.html

    According to the page it’s CL 9-9-9-20. Most other chips I’ve seen are denoted as CL 9-9-9-24 or just CL9. I have searched through most forum articles about that topic but I’m not entirely sure. Clock speeds match though no idea about different CAS latencies.

    Btw, I could also get 4GB from other vendors:

    G.Skill €88
    GeIL €90
    OCZ €90 (price for comparison)
    Kingston €120
    Samsung €110

    What should I buy?
     
  2. meb91 macrumors member

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    I have the exact setup you're considering, 2x2GB stock memory + 2x4GB OCZ. Works great, no problems.
     
  3. evilhackerdude thread starter macrumors newbie

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