Whenever shorting pins is suggested, especially when theres 7 pins at one end and 15 at the other, theres room for confusion. The process will be similar for most unibody macbooks. Externally, the mid 2011 imac line uses the same edgetoedge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure as the mid 2010 models that came before them. I have tried almost every overclocking tool that i could find online in boot camp with windows 7, and in one way or another none of them work.
Save money by trading in the original memory chips for a cash rebate. How to install ram in an apple 27 imac mid 2011 the mid2011 27 imac comes with 4g of ram 2 x 2g as standard. Internally, however, the educationonly late 2011 imac is equipped with a slower processor with half the number of cores, less standard ram and lower maximum ram capacity, less vram, a smaller hard drive. The entrylevel imac has 4 gb of ram, a 500 gb hard drive, and apples aluminum keyboard and magic mouse. After looking at a few videos, i decided i could do this myself, so i ordered this owc kit.
Apparently it has to do with the 64 bit operation and the quad design of the cpu. Apple imac 2011 first released compatible memory ram. I have a main pc but i find it hard to edit on a tn monitor. The imac model 11,2 has a system maximum of 16gb 4x4gb. The imac 11,3 running the i3 processor also has a maximum memory of. Get the best deals on apple imac 80 gb hard drive capacity apple desktops 512 mb raminone computers and find everything youll need to improve your home office setup at. Apple states they can only support 16gb, however michelepm is absolutely correct, they can support 32gb. Now this is the the mid 2011 i5 and i7 imacs, only. The maximum amount of ram you can install in your computer is 16 gb a 4. The actual maximum ram of each imac is listed below along with its compatible ram type, default amount of ram preinstalled, common identifiers suitable to identify a imac in order to determine its ram capacity, and more. To locate the model identifier in software, select about this mac under the. Likewise, apples imac systems are also advertised and sold short of their true ram capabilities.
All models contained four memory slots using 33mhz ddr3 pc310600 sdram. The actual maximum ram of each imac is listed below along with its compatible ram type, default amount of ram preinstalled, common identifiers suitable to identify a imac in order to determine its ram capacity, and more if you are not sure which imac you have, and the model identifier and emc number. May 17, 2012 likewise, apples imac systems are also advertised and sold short of their true ram capabilities. For guaranteed compatible memory, please choose a model that matches your models release date, screen size and processor. This is a video tutorial describing the process of upgrading your ram on the macbook pro. I happen to have a 27 mid 2011 model and so i am the goto friend with questions.
If you have access to the ram chips on your system, swap or rearrange them, especially if you have more than two available ram slots as you do on some imac models and. All 2011 imacs will support 32gb unofficially except for the late 2011 imac core i3 3. This video covers the early 2011 quadcore macbook pro. I have a mid 2011 imac which came with 4gb ram 2x2gb. Unsupported imac version mid 2011 bootcamp windows 10 mac i know my mac could run windows 10 but for whatever reason apple says its an unsupported version mid 2011. I have a mid2011 imac which came with 4gb ram 2x2gb. The imac works but the performance wasnt what i wanted. The actual maximum ram of each imac is listed below along with its compatible ram type, default amount of ram preinstalled, common identifiers suitable to identify a imac in order to determine its ram capacity, and more if you are not sure which imac you have, and the model identifier and emc number below are not sufficient for. Actual maximum ram of all imac models macs by capability. Unsupported imac version mid 2011 bootcamp windows 10. Upgrade your 2011 imac up to 32gb of memory for faster performance. If you are not sure which imac you have, and the model identifier and emc number below are not sufficient for identification.
Starting in mid2010, apples imac systems support up to 32gb of ram, even though apple claims the. My mid 2011 27 imac was born with 2 x 2gb ram, and after upgrading to 2 x 8gb of the owl ram it is like a new computer to me, no more waiting for things to happen, just press the enter key, and a new page is displayed. Imac mid 2011 confusing ram installation apple ios os help. I am wondering how to overclock the cpu of the mid 2011 imac. Apple imac 80 gb hard drive capacity apple desktops 512 mb.
Ssds can be blazingly fast, but they are expensive, and limited in capacity. Feb 12, 2012 this is a video tutorial describing the process of upgrading your ram on the macbook pro. Send us your old memory when you upgrade and well give you a rebate. Although imac late 2006 accepts up to a 2gb sodimm in each of its two memory slots, the computer only supports 3gb total memory. Crucial memory and ssd upgrades 100% compatibility guaranteed for apple imac 21. I know this is from years ago, but i wanted to see if this solution was viable with the two original chips and a single 4gb chip in the top slot. Imac mid 2011 confusing ram installation apple ios os. First i upgraded from windows 7 64bit meaning the bootcamp drivers were already there then i used the standard windows 10 upgrade to upgrade to windows 10 64bit that is not supported which worked, then i encountered some problems when logging in e. Atech 16gb 2x8gb ram for apple macbook pro earlylate 2011 imac mid 2010 quadcore 27inch, mid 2011 21. The imac mid 2011 computers have four sdram slots in the bottom of the computer and come with at least 4 gb ddr3 sdram installed as two 2gb dimms into two slots. Externally, the late 2011 imac uses the same edgetoedge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure as the mid 2011 models. In reply to new guyy 10 months ago i have a 27 mid 2011 imac with 16gb of ram.
What is the maximum ram that the 2011 21 imac can take. Fixes firmware incompatibility issues with third party hard drives. The new imacs use the same bright, colorful, glassfronted, 16. The only imac hdd upgrade option on the market certified to pass the apple hardware test. Consequently, the maximum memory capacity was also doubled to 16 gb, and for intel core iseries 27inch, quadrupled, to 32 gb. Yes, the microsoft operating system is a noble ram eater, but mac os based machines are no less noble consumers. I finally got frustrated enough with performance that ive added a 2016 mac with a. Late 2009 imacs can equip 2gb or 4gb sodimm, ddr3, or sdram formats of ram, running at 1066 mhz in each slot. Apple imac 1 tb ram 32 gb memory allinone computers ebay. At the moment what i did was to simply add the 2 new sticks of ram in the two empty. Mr memory has tested inhouse and can confirm the unofficial maximum for this model is 32gb 4 x 8gb.
Given that the ram is a different size, do i have the optimal locations for the different ram chips. Meanwhile, 27inch models manufactured between late 2012 and mid 2015 with the option to upgrade the ram each come with a base memory of 8gb, and support a maximum of 32gb. Nemix ram 8gb 2x4gb ddr333 memory for apple imac 2011. Learn how to identify your imac, then find it below. You can check out your specific imac by finding it on this list, then checking out the ram section.
August 16, 2019 this was my first time switching ram, but the how to videos from owl made it at piece of cake. Mid 2011 imac memory apple ios os help fix mac iphone. It was exactly three years back i purchased an apple imac 21. For imac mid 2010 and imac mid 2011, use 2gb or 4gb ram. Make offer 16gb 2x8gb pc3l10600s ddr3l memory for apple imac 27 mid2010 mid2011 a12 16gb 2 x 8gb corsair mac memory module imac windows macbook cmsa16gx3m2a33c9. So i was looking at picking up a second hand imac mid 2011. Nov 14, 2010 a friend just picked up a used mid 2011 imac with 21 monitor. In lieu of a system bus, it has a direct media interface dmi that connects between the processor and chipset at 5 gts.
A friend just picked up a used mid 2011 imac with 21 monitor. It is listed as being able to support 32 gb of ram. Internally, however, the mid 2011 line is equipped with faster processors and faster graphics processors, as well as the aforementioned external improvements of a higher. Mid 2010 and mid 2011 imacs can also use 2gb or 4gb sodimm, ddr3, or sdram formats, with a maximum of 33 mhz in each slot. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided. Although apple states that the capacity of each slot is 4gb for a total of 16gb, owc and others have proven that the 2011 imac can actually had 8gb in each slot for a total of 32gb of ram. I know i can buy another 2x4gb to make it in total 12gb. Starting in mid 2010, apples imac systems support up to 32gb of ram, even though apple claims the. I know my mac could run windows 10 but for whatever reason apple says its an unsupported version mid 2011.
This imac officially supports 16gb maximum 4 x 4gb. Owc inline digital thermal sensor for imac 2011 hard. All mr memory recommended upgrades are 100% compatible with your apple. Bsod, and bluetooth, disk drive driver issues as well as auto. Engineered inhouse and backed by owcs awardwinning customer support. I have, my mid 2012 imac works fine on windows 10 bootcamp with some tweaking. For imac mid 2010 and imac mid 2011, use 2gb or 4gb ram sodimms of 33mhz ddr3 sdram in each slot. Dec 20, 2012 upgraded the ram memory of my imac 21.
Shop ssd specifically for your imac experience the true speed. His imac has 4 gb of memory 2 x 2 gb and he wants to upgrade to 8 gb using a single sodimm he has already. I have scanned my mac with curicial com and they guarantied after scan that i can install 4x8gb in total 32gb is that right. How do you upgrade the ram in the late 2009, mid2010, mid2011 and. The ram is as described, i run a windows memory and a memtest86 test and. Learn about the types of random access memory ram and video memory vram used in imac computers. How to install ram in an apple 27 imac mid 2011 snapguide. Default ram has also been increased across the imac range. With the advent of the larger screens, apple doubled the number of memory slots from two to four. The mechanic hard drive had been making a lot of noise and slowing down my mac for over a year although all the diagnostics said the drive was normal, but i decided to upgrade to an ssd. Experts in apple imac 2011 first released compatible upgrades. Was only going to use it for lightroom, photoshop, web browsing and college work.
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Since late 2012, 27inch models have a door behind the stand that gives you easy access so you can add more ram. All other models ship with a 1 tb hard drive and even more powerful radeon graphics. The 2011 imac family released in may of that year came in 21. Use small outline dual inline memory modules sodimm that meet all of these criteria. Mid2011 md063lla imac12,2 a12 2429 all imac 27inch models all 2011 models dynamically compare this mac to others. Can i still upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7 which i have currently running in bootcamp. Please click the like button and subscribe my channel. Apr 12, 2019 although imac late 2006 accepts up to a 2gb sodimm in each of its two memory slots, the computer only supports 3gb total memory. Mac specs by capability actual maximum ram imac models. Apple imac 160 gb hard drive capacity apple desktops.1218 1344 340 89 842 325 124 654 273 257 1022 977 215 1325 986 1405 57 693 1159 1051 818 1495 492 1001 723 1509 882 1047 484 145 1211 787 1090 1061 404 424 593 1051 892 1207