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OWC launches up to 8GB RAM kits for 2009 iMacs

updated 08:40 am EST, Fri March 6, 2009

OWC ships iMac RAM

Other World Computing has announced the first third party DDR3 Memory Upgrades up to 8GB for the new iMac. The new 2GB and 4GB single module upgrades are available only from OWC and are not an option on factory ordered iMacs. Kits are offered with up to 8GB of RAM for the new 2009 iMac models introduced Tuesday, at an average savings of 50-percent off of Apple's factory prices.

The offerings available are a 2GB DDR3 RAM module for $35, a 4GB DDR3 RAM kit featuring 2 x 2GB chips for $50, a 4GB DDR3 RAM module for $350 and an 8GB DDR3 RAM kit (2 x 4GB chips) for $700.

The 4GB kit price is a 50-percent reduction on apple's factory price, while the 8GB kit is a 30- to 36-percent reduction on Apple's charges, depending on model. OWC is offering a lifetime advanced replacement warranty and a money back guarantee for the new modules.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bobthenob

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I had no idea you could crank the RAM in the 17" and new iMacs up to 8GB. Nice. :)

  1. lilbunnyfoofoo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Don't forget the 6GB

    They also are offering a 6GB upgrade kit for $380. This is interesting because it is: 1. Significantly cheaper than the 8GB option 2. Has the ram installed in non-matched pairs (1 4GB and 1 2GB), which I thought was a requirement for ram to be recognized correctly by Leopard, but perhaps I am wrong.

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