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allor
01-14-2017, 01:15 PM
The instructions for adding additional RAM to my 2011 iMac say I'm limited to 16GB total. I've also been told that I can add more than that. I have 8GB installed. I purchased a 16GB kit. Do I return the 16GB kit for an *GB kit or install the additional 16GB kit?

RadDave
01-14-2017, 02:20 PM
The instructions for adding additional RAM to my 2011 iMac say I'm limited to 16GB total. I've also been told that I can add more than that. I have 8GB installed. I purchased a 16GB kit. Do I return the 16GB kit for an *GB kit or install the additional 16GB kit?

Hello and welcome to the forum! :) You need to be more specific about your specific 2011 iMac - go to EveryMac (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i5-2.5-21-inch-aluminum-mid-2011-thunderbolt-specs.html) and use the Lookup tab (see first pic below - arrow) - there I've chosen a 2011 iMac (not sure if this is your model?) - but once the correct one is identified, there are abundant specs - I scrolled down to RAM and for that computer where the memory upgrades are described - for this machine, the official upgrade is 16 GB, but appears that it can take 32 GB - if you live in the USA, check w/ Other World Computing (https://www.macsales.com) - give them a call w/ your specific iMac information and they can offer suggestions. Good luck - Dave
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ferrarr
01-14-2017, 02:52 PM
+1 for everymac, love the site, and I use it quite often.