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    2011 iMac ram question

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    2011 iMac ram question
    Hello,

    New guy here. I bought the new iMac yesterday. I have a 27' middle range iMac.. The $1699 one. I need some guidance about the ram upgrade. Can I put a 8th ( 2x4gb) in That iMac and make it work? This means I would have filled up all four spot for ram. (2x2gb) + ( 2x4gb) = 10Gb?

    Thanks in advance

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    2011 iMac ram question
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    Yes..as long as you buy RAM that is supported by the iMac, you can put up to a maximum of 4GB in each of the slots..so keeping the stock 2x2GB, you can go 2x4GB to get 12GB (not 10GB as you stated)..

    If you wanted to get the maximum 16GB, then you'd have to replace the stock 2x2GB with 2x4GB..

    I'd suggest that you visit crucial.com and use the System Checker which will tell you exactly which RAM you need based on your iMac..

    Regards

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    Opps, that was an epic math fail lol

    Alright thanks a lot!

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    Oh look at that..the 2010 and 2011 versions of the iMac can actually go up to 32GB..

    Memory up to 32GB for Apple iMac 2011 Thunderbolt equipped models

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    Wouldn't the 32gb of ram over heat? I'm a new iMac user and i feel like my computer is always super hot :/

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    Why would adding more memory over heat? No relation there..

    The iMac is going to be hot to the touch at the top because that's how it's dispelling the heat..it sucks in colder air from the bottom..

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    how about leaving it on all day and night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Widescreen View Post
    how about leaving it on all day and night?
    How about on all day & night for months & months in a row! After the first 15-20 minutes or so...the computer will be up to whatever operating temperature it likes to be at. So any time spent on the computer after that will be at the same temp. Assuming the same demands. If you start playing games or watching internet videos...then the temp will increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Oh look at that..the 2010 and 2011 versions of the iMac can actually go up to 32GB..

    Memory up to 32GB for Apple iMac 2011 Thunderbolt equipped models

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    thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Widescreen View Post
    Wouldn't the 32gb of ram over heat? I'm a new iMac user and i feel like my computer is always super hot :/
    OK - but WHY would anyone actually need 32gb of RAM ?

    My 4gb on all 3 of my Imacs works a treat !

    Mebbe 8gb - one day ?
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    Imac RAM
    Not all Imacs come with 4 slutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by msafwat View Post
    Not all Imacs come with 4 slutes
    As far as I know, all NON-EDUCATIONAL 2011 iMacs do.
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    in the apple site, when u costumize your Imac , you get 2 slots for the 4GB & 8GB Imacs, and 4 slots if you order the 16GB Imac.

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    Way... way too many specs to list.
    I have a 4GB (as delivered) iMac in front of me, with 4 sticks of ram in it.. 2 slots will be used for 4 and 8GB configurations, 12, 16, 20, 24, 32, will all have to use 4.
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