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  1. George Canellis

    I was recently shopping around for one of the new iMacs & went over to see what OWC has for RAM upgrades since memory from Cupertino comes at such a high premium. I noticed that they offer memory upgrades up to 32GB for the new iMacs!?!

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/iMac/2011/DDR3_21.5_27

    Is this possible? I’d be willing to upgrade to the 24GB level but I want to be certain that the iMac can take full advantage of all that RAM.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    1. It’s quite possible that the 2011 iMacs can take and recognize 32GB of RAM, as OWC is one of the memory stores that carries 8GB ddr3 1333mHz sodimm memory modules. It’s always been my policy to report the maximum RAM allowable at time of release which in this case is 16GB. Will 32GB work in the iMacs? Probably as OWC is a fine online memory store that tests their RAM and guarantees what they sell, but YMMV and you’re on your own when it comes to warranty support. Apple states 16GB as the maximum ram for 2011 Apple iMacs.

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  2. Ellie Guthrie

    The guy at Best Buy told us the “top” iMac could only do 4GB RAM – untrue obviously. Can I install this myself? Thanks for your info site. It’s great

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    1. Assuming the top iMac refers to the latest 2011 Apple iMacs this is indeed not right, and you can install 4x4GB memory modules in the latest iMacs in 2011, except for the cheapest iMac, the 21.5 inch $1199 model, which maxes out at 8GB. All others take 16GB of RAM without fail.

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