New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

Late 2013 27" iMac ram slots?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
pibolar

 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2012
Posts: 97
pibolar is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Late 2013 iMac, 3.5GHz Quad i7, 24GB RAM, GTX 780m, 10.8.5, iPhone6

pibolar is offline
hi guys

i ordered my new imac with the standard 8gb of ram (2x4gb) i have just ordered from crucial a 16gb (2x8gb) upgrade, i will install this and ave a total of 24gb of ram

my question is, does it matter which size sticks go in which slots?
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 17,745
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS X.10

harryb2448 is offline
Not really as long as they are matched. Say 2x8Gb in slots 1 and others in slots 2.

With the model before experimented with 2 x 2 in 1 and 2 x 4 in 2, changed around and no difference whatsoever.

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!
QUOTE Thanks
FijiArchitect

 
FijiArchitect's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 10, 2011
Location: Fiji
Posts: 5
FijiArchitect is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2013 iMac i5 Processor 8GB RAM, 1TB HD

FijiArchitect is offline
I have a 27" iMac and am looking at upgrading the RAM to the maximum capability possible for this model. Also thinking about upgrading to a SSD.

My question in relation to this post is do I have to order the RAM and SSD from Apple and do I have to get an official Apple Supplier to install these items to ensure that warranty does not become invalid?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,114
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
My question in relation to this post is do I have to order the RAM and SSD from Apple and do I have to get an official Apple Supplier to install these items to ensure that warranty does not become invalid?
Memory upgrades on a 27" iMac are a user do it yourself project and the memory can be purchased from any good supplier. (We recommend OWC or Crucial.)

However, and this is important.... you can not install a SSD by yourself to your new iMac without possibly voiding your warranty. But more importantly, opening up a new iMac is not a user do it yourself task and should only be accomplished by an experienced Apple certified technician. Ask yourself if you really need a SSD and are willing to pay to have it installed?
QUOTE Thanks
FijiArchitect

 
FijiArchitect's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 10, 2011
Location: Fiji
Posts: 5
FijiArchitect is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2013 iMac i5 Processor 8GB RAM, 1TB HD

FijiArchitect is offline
Thanks for that chscag, in terms of performance I found that with the SSD in my old macbook was really good for the work that I do (architectural documentation and 3d concepts), hence the desire to upgrade the iMac. However if the cost factor becomes
prohibitive then I'll just live with the HDD. Will still upgrade the RAM though, any ideas
how much I'd be looking at for SSD upgrade? Thanks for your advice. Pibolar sorry to crowd your post.
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 17,745
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS X.10

harryb2448 is offline
Get a quote from your Apple reseller on the SSD, that is if they are prepared to do it. You will be looking at the cost of the SSD from the reseller and about 1 hour labour at around $110 per hour.

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!
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,114
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Depending on the size - capacity of the SSD, you're likely looking at spending around $500 including the labor to have an Apple tech install it. Maybe more if you're not in the States.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« 35mm scanner | My goal: stream Internet from G5 to TV, but having trouble »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bootcamp issues installing Windoes 7 on iMac 27" (early 2013 model) mariah OS X - Operating System 1 08-21-2013 10:44 AM
For iMac 27" Owners - How to downgrade from lion to SL dyl OS X - Operating System 3 10-29-2012 06:56 PM
Max RAM for iMac 27" 2011? The-Canuckster Switcher Hangout 10 05-18-2012 06:04 PM
how many RAM slots on an iMac? Morrolan Switcher Hangout 7 01-07-2008 06:03 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?