Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 8:29 AM (in response to IxD3ViiLx)
I recommend Crucial. The link for your memory is below.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 9:29 AM (in response to IxD3ViiLx)
Your question doesn't make any sense "please can you tell me what the ram is called eg Kingston." Kingston is a brand as is Samsung, Crucial, etc.. What brand is installed is not relevant, what is relevant is:
1. Does the RAM meet the specifications outlined by Apple.
2. Does it have a lifetime guarantee
You can mix brands if you want, I have 2 different brands in my machine and it has no problems. If you are considering upgrading the RAM from a third party vendor Crucial & OWC (www.macsales.com) are both very reliable vendors and sell RAM for your machine.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 9:46 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
Thanks for your reply, I am buying ram from eBay that has been taken out from an iMac '11 model but it's the i5 21.5" - it says the elpida RAM is the standard brand RAM for the 11" iMacs?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 3:34 PM (in response to Thebestplacehere)
"You spend so much money in a imac and now use cheap ram.I think you better go for the one that apple have in the apple store."
You gotta love that one! I'd rather throw money out my car windows while driving down the highway. Same difference.
I guess Mercedes and BMW owners should only buy the most expensive gasoline possible, because, you know, you spend so much money for that car and now use cheap gas?
Buy what is compatible, and at the cheapest price. I just bought 16GB (4 x 4GB) of G.SKILL 1333 RAM for $100.
It works perfectly and is the same specs as that EXPENSIVE memory. Be smart. Apple doesn't reward you for loyalty.