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Larry451

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I mac i7_ ram
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:55:48 AM »

I just got a refurbished imac 12,2  27" 3.4GHz intel core i7 256GB solid-state drive.....  8 gigs of ram currently.
I'm upgrading my ram..
apple say 16gigs max.  OWL computing says 32gigs  (should I believe them?)
question:  what is the speed difference from 16 to 32 gigs & is that much really necessary..
my photoshop files with layers are around 800gb in some cases.

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Re: I mac i7_ ram
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 12:02:01 PM »

typo;   OWL should read:  "other world computing"
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Re: I mac i7_ ram
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 05:22:42 AM »

Ask OWC if you can return the RAM modules if your Mac doesn't recognize the 32 GB. With 800 GB images, 32 GB of RAM won't hurt at all.
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Re: I mac i7_ ram
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 12:45:19 PM »

For that model iMac you should be fine with 32Gb RAM. In my dealings with them I have found OWC to be very trustworthy.
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Re: I mac i7_ ram
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 02:10:10 PM »

Apple's specs were written before the 8GB chips were released. I have 32GB cheap Corsair memory in my iMac i7 3.4GHz, works perfectly.
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Larry451

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Re: I mac i7_ ram
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 04:47:46 PM »


since I already have  2 x 4 gig = 8 GB  + 2 empty slots
I will add 2 x 8 gigs  =  24 GB in total.

typo2:  images are approx. 800mb  not GB

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Re: I mac i7_ ram
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 02:48:32 AM »


typo2:  images are approx. 800mb  not GB


Makes sense. With 800 GB you'd need a lot more than 32 GB of RAM!
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