6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2012 11:58 PM by rkaufmann87
Protiusmime Level 1 (0 points)

I am with the understanding that my mid-2011 27" iMac, 3.4ghz quad core computer has a memory max of 16gb.  I see some being sold with same processor and specs, but with 32gb of the same type ram.  Can my iMac accept 32gb?  It currently has 16gb, but would like to double this if possible.


iMac, Mid-2011 i7 3.4ghz proc.
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,934 points)

    It will support up to 32 GBs. What leads you to think you need more RAM?

  • Protiusmime Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your quick reply.  I do a lot of video editing.  Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe After Effects.  Render time improves with higher Ram as I understand.  I am thinking about this memory expansion for this reason.

  • Protiusmime Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple support and Crucial state a maximum of 16gb, but I am seeing articles about success with 32gb ram.  Do you know for certain that this machine will accept 32?  I would be changing out all 4 sticks and laying out a considerable $$ for new ram.  Thank you.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 (55,273 points)

    It supports 32 GB, if you want a high quality 32 GB kit from a reliable and knowedeable vendor then visit www.macsales.com. OWC is a long time valued vendor. You can even talk to their support  people about your RAM question.

  • Protiusmime Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much.  I checked their site and looks like $315 should do it.  That is reasonable.  I am often working between Final Cut Pro 7, Photoshop CS5.5, Adobe After Effects, and I think the additional ram should be a help.  Mostly during rendering  or exporting mov files.  I can do other work while the render is running, but even with 16gb it sometimes takes a couple of hours for rendering.  Anything I can do to speed things up is fine.

    Thanks again to rkaufmann87 and Kappy. 

  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 (55,273 points)

    Your welcome.