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Member Since: Feb 23, 2011
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I will offer my experience as a possible solution to your question.

I have a 2010 27" iMac i3, and I bought two 4 GB Ram from OWC, I put these two sticks in the two bottom ports of my iMac (in addition to the two "stock" 2 GB sticks)...I immediately noticed a substantial difference. I did a test right before adding the ram which consisted of running 5 Movies simultaneously, opening word, mail, itunes, safari, and final cut. When I opened the programs, they all opened slow and the movies all stopped flowing, instead ran very poorly.

After I added the ram, I noticed a substantial increase in production under the same test. The movies ran more fluently and there was not much of a "lag" when I opened the programs.

Although it is a different generation iMac, I hope this answers your question.

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