A question about ram and how easy is it to replace or add more to this Apple Imac 27inch,currently has 4 gig of 2x2 of 1333mhz ddr3 memory with 2 further slots.......
What are my options and what can i use in terms of memory,does this mean i can only total 8 gig or could i get 4x4 gig or what.
Ebay is full of the stuff but I'm not that technical and there is no way i am paying Apple prices for Ram of them,any suggestions and links gratefully appreciated.
Would i see a massive difference if i could put 16 gig of ram in this machine,or am i stuck with just 8 and where is the best place to buy it apart from ebay.
This is what the Imac says regarding memory.
Your Mac contains 4 memory slots, each of which accepts
a 1333 MHz DDR3 memory module.
Replacing the RAM is a pretty simple task.
You just need a Philips #2 screwdriver to undo the captive screw that holds in the RAM cover.
The way I did it, was to just maneuver the iMac to the front edge of my desk (unplug ALL cables first) and then, when you have about 1" overhang, pivot the screen right back, so you can access the screw. From there, it's just a matter of slotting the RAM in and making sure that you push it home until you "feel" a click.
All-in-all, the job was done and the machine was restarted in less than 5 minutes.
According to Mactracker
the maximum amount of RAM you can install is 32Gb, which would mean 4x8Gb.
Personally speaking, I can highly recommend Jigsaw Systems
I purchased 2x4Gb of Kingston RAM from them for my iMac i5 for (IIRC) £15 Ex VAT each. If you give their sales line a call, they can talk you step-by-step what your available configuration options are.
I hope this info helps.
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