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# 250576 16-May-2019 18:58
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My iMac is dying and I need to urgently order a replacement. I have one major question:

 

How safe and easy is it to DIY replace RAM to upgrade?

 

Apple charges an arm and a leg for their RAM upgrades! So I was thinking to order one with only the base amount of RAM, and then upgrade with compatible 3rd party RAM. 

 

Is this the best course of action?


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  # 2239480 16-May-2019 19:13
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It's made to be user upgradeable.  Just open the panel at the back and put in the RAM.  Make sure you take the usual precautions when dealing with static sensitive components. 

 

 




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  # 2239482 16-May-2019 19:15
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My current machine has a failing power supply. I'm just wondering about the RAM for the replacement machine I will buy.

 

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  # 2239483 16-May-2019 19:17
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Any suggestions on best place to buy 2019 iMac compatible memory in NZ?


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  # 2239493 16-May-2019 19:38
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PB Tech or any parts store really.  It's just standard laptop size memory.  Just check the specs that the iMac supports before you buy anything. 


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  # 2239548 16-May-2019 21:35
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Details here on how to do it.


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