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Question: DDR3 RAM in 2017 iMac.

I’m going to upgrade to a 2017 iMac and I have several DDR3 sticks from my current one. Can I use them in the new one without issues or does it have to be the RAM listed by Apple in the specs?

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Nov 15, 2017 7:38 PM in response to Hector Guerra Gonzalez In response to Hector Guerra Gonzalez

Look at the specs of your new one. Also, you cannot change the RAM once you purchase a Mac. The RAM is not user-upgradeable nor is the SSD. Your old RAM cannot be used in the new Mac. No place to put it.

Nov 15, 2017 7:38 PM

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Nov 15, 2017 11:11 PM in response to Hector Guerra Gonzalez In response to Hector Guerra Gonzalez

I've seen posts where people have reported kernel panics when they've used ram that differs from Apple specs.


As you'll see a lot on these boards, best to get from Crucial or OWC, as per Apple specs, and install.

Nov 15, 2017 11:11 PM

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Question: DDR3 RAM in 2017 iMac.