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    Order iMac with 16g ram vs upgrade after
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanL View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    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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