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Best RAM for my iMac?


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What kind of RAM do you recommend for my iMac? I have alot of programs up and running at the same time with my job. I was going to add 4GB of RAM.

Here are a few specs:
PROCESSOR 065-9512 2.93GHZ QUAD-CORE INTELCORE I7
MEMORY 065-9451 4GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 2X2GB
HARD DRIVE 065-9454 1TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
GRAPHICS 065-9457 ATI RADEON HD 5750 1GB GDDR5

Any info would be appreciated! Thanks!
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I would recommend getting ram from one of these guys:

Crucial.com
OWC

...both sell Mac compatible ram, and it's easy to figure out what you need.

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Thanks Nick.

How many slots are there for RAM in an iMac?

Or maybe I should ask what the highest amount of RAM I could add would be?
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If it's a new iMac (which it looks like), 16gb is the max amount of RAM.

You can go to iMac Intel - iFixit and click on your model and then look at a RAM guide.

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Thanks Nick.

How many slots are there for RAM in an iMac?

Or maybe I should ask what the highest amount of RAM I could add would be?
"s2odin" has it right...16gig max...4 slots.

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"s2odin" has it right...16gig max...4 slots.

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i ordered an extra 8Gig from OWC, 2 X 4 Gig sticks, and installed them in the two available slots. I now have 12Gig of RAM, and the install was very simple, took all of about 5 minutes.
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