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iMac 27 2011 3.4GHz i7 upgrade RAM


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i just upgrade from OWC my iMac 27 2011 3.4GHz i7 upgrade to 16GB RAM and WoW i feel lot of difference due to i manage a lot of app at once, and i strongly recommend to upgrade to 16GB , i can leave my parallel and no lagging, !!!! i'm happy with OWC RAM!! is good and cheap!!!!

next upgrade will be SSD but looks hard to replace.....

PS: sorry for my bad english, i live in El Salvador.. so my native language is spanish!!!
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Follow the instructions (in English) at iFixit: The free repair manual. Also, there are special considerations for adding a SSD to your 2011 iMac. The hard drives used in the 2011 iMac models are proprietary because of the heat sensors and special cables used. Do some searching on the web to find out about installing a SSD in your iMac before you attempt to do it.
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I've just put an additional OWC SSD in my 2010 iMac, it's not an easy task but it's possible. You won't be able to simply replace your HDD with an SSD as explained above, but you can add another SSD in there then install everything on it.

I would suggest using the OWC video to do the installation since you're buying exactly what they're using, and it's specific to your iMac model.

It took me ~4 hours, and my 2010 iMac upgrade is considered easy compared to the 2011 method.
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I've just put an additional OWC SSD in my 2010 iMac, it's not an easy task but it's possible. You won't be able to simply replace your HDD with an SSD as explained above, but you can add another SSD in there then install everything on it.

I would suggest using the OWC video to do the installation since you're buying exactly what they're using, and it's specific to your iMac model.

It took me ~4 hours, and my 2010 iMac upgrade is considered easy compared to the 2011 method.
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OWC have a service where you send in your iMac and they will install the SSD for you. Have a look at their web site.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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OWC have a service where you send in your iMac and they will install the SSD for you. Have a look at their web site.
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