4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 12:40 PM by mende1
Danny1962 Level 1 Level 1


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by mende1 on Feb 11, 2013 12:25 PM Solved
Welcome to the Apple Support Communities The memory type you mentioned is the one that your Mid 2011 iMac needs, and a Mid 2011 iMac supports 32 GB of memory without any problem, althoug Apple says that it only supports 16 GB of memory. Apple often puts a smaller memory quantity than the Mac really supports, and we don't know the reason, but the most important thing is that you can install 32 GB of memory, 4x8 GB of memory. You can buy the memory in OWC or Crucial (Crucial is cheaper and offers the same compatibility warranty as OWC). If you need help installing memory > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1423?viewlocale=en_US#1
Reply by mende1 on Feb 11, 2013 12:40 PM Helpful
New Egg is an online shop that sells memory from different brands, and Crucial sells its own memory. Some users recommend Corsair memory (New Egg sells memory from this brand), but the truth is that OWC, Crucial and Corsair memory work well

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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
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    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    The memory type you mentioned is the one that your Mid 2011 iMac needs, and a Mid 2011 iMac supports 32 GB of memory without any problem, althoug Apple says that it only supports 16 GB of memory.

     

    Apple often puts a smaller memory quantity than the Mac really supports, and we don't know the reason, but the most important thing is that you can install 32 GB of memory, 4x8 GB of memory. You can buy the memory in OWC or Crucial (Crucial is cheaper and offers the same compatibility warranty as OWC).

     

    If you need help installing memory > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1423?viewlocale=en_US#1

  • Danny1962 Level 1 Level 1

  • Danny1962 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the great information.  You mentioned "Crucial" as a source to buy the RAM which I am unfamiliar with.  I was advised that "New Egg" is another overall decent vendor.  Do you have your own personal preference between the two or perhaps some other company of choice?  Really appreciate your advice.  Thanks again.... 

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    New Egg is an online shop that sells memory from different brands, and Crucial sells its own memory. Some users recommend Corsair memory (New Egg sells memory from this brand), but the truth is that OWC, Crucial and Corsair memory work well