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Am I missing something? Apple charges $600 to upgrade to 16g of ram vs buying 12g of Crucial for about $125?
Is the factory installed recommended by anyone here for some reason? Thx!
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Am I missing something? Apple charges $600 to upgrade to 16g of ram vs buying 12g of Crucial for about $125?
Is the factory installed recommended by anyone here for some reason? Thx!
Nope, Apple's surcharge for RAM is CRAAAAAZZY!


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Nope, Apple's surcharge for RAM is CRAAAAAZZY!
Especially for a 16 gig upgrade!!!

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Whatever RAM is in there is taking up two slots. If it ships with 4GB, it will have 2 x 2GB sticks. You want 16, you need to buy 16.

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I think that the new iMacs have 4 ram slots...so 4 x 4 gig will cost:

- Apple $600
- OWC $185

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../1333DDR3S16S/

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Just want to make sure I wasn't missing something. Thx
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