I am looking to increase the RAM of my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015). I found one on the Apple website, but it is $400. If I could find a better price, it would be amazing. I was looking around on Amazon, but don't know if the SDRAMs I found work with my iMac. Do you guys have any advise for how to tell whether or not the SDRAM is compatible with my iMac?
The official RAM specifications are given by Apple here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201191
Using the list, you need to
Use Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules (SO-DIMM) that meet all of these criteria:
- 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Note that only 32 GB of RAM is officially supported.
http://www.crucial.com is a great website for checking RAM and other hardware compatibility. They also have a scanner tool (http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner) to detect your computer type and give you a list of hardware that will work with your computer. Generally, they offer competitive prices.
Note: This is not promotional just trying to provide one of the best sites I have found. I am in no way affiliated with the website. The part about
Generally, they offer competitive prices.
is not promotional because the OP said
If I could find a better price, it would be amazing.
and therefore was looking for a "better price".
OWC and Macfixit specialise in Mac addons. You need to double check the model number is right, but have a look here:
Note: This is not promotional just trying to provide a site.
Your Mac intuitively already tells you what memory you should get to upgrade.
Start off by clicking on "About this Mac"
Then select the "Memory" tab. It will tell you how much is installed, which slots are available (if any) and what the memory specs are for your particular Mac.
Click the "Memory Upgrade Instructions" link if you require more info.
As for memory, I use/recommend only trusted brands like the Crucial CT102464BF160B SODIMM. A lifetime warranty and excellent customer service is worth (IMO) the few extra coins.