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    Question Best RAM for my iMac?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ten1437 View Post
    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.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    "s2odin" has it right...16gig max...4 slots.

    - Nick
    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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