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End-User Memory Upgrade on 27" iMac?


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Hi folks... I'm finally sold on getting a Mac, and I've picked out the 27" iMac.

What I'm wondering is this... is it possible for us "end-users" to get the thing open to do our own memory upgrade? I can't see spending $$$$$$$ to get memory for it when I can buy and install my own for about 1/8th the price.

The key is... can we get into the thing to do it? I know it has one of those seamless, one-piece cases, so I'm not even sure HOW to get into it. I don't have one yet; I still have to find the money to buy it.

Thanks!

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What I'm wondering is this... is it possible for us "end-users" to get the thing open to do our own memory upgrade? I can't see spending $$$$$$$ to get memory for it when I can buy and install my own for about 1/8th the price.

The key is... can we get into the thing to do it? I know it has one of those seamless, one-piece cases, so I'm not even sure HOW to get into it. I don't have one yet; I still have to find the money to buy it.

Thanks!

Rob
Yes it is possible to do your own memory upgrade on an iMac...but it's probably more important to "find the money" to buy the iMac first...before worrying about memory upgrades!!!

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Very easy to upgrade the memory on the iMac. Follow this link to see videos of the process. You just remove a small panel on the bottom of the iMac and the memory slots are readily available there..

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I can't see spending $$$$$$$ to get memory for it when I can buy and install my own for about 1/8th the price.
Rob,

Yes, it's very easy to access the memory slots through a cover on the bottom.

I don't know what memory you were pricing but I just did a check on Newegg, my favorite supplier, and found that adding 4 GB for a total of 8 was a little more than 1/2 not 1/8th the cost of ordering it with the iMac.

Enjoy!

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Rick, why would you use newegg for $750 when you can get it from OWC for 469?

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Rick, why would you use newegg for $750 when you can get it from OWC for 469?
Check my OP, I was talking about 4GB total not 4gb sticks.

I have never seriously looked at 16GB since I wouldn't want to pay $750 or $469!

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