How to Install RAM in an Apple 27" iMac (Mid 2011)

The mid-2011 27" iMac comes with 4G of RAM (2 x 2G) as standard. Not enough for me as I'm always running Parallels. Time to upgrade that RAM...

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How to Install RAM in an Apple 27" iMac (Mid 2011)
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Unplug all cables from the machine  & carefully lay it face down on a large soft towel or blanket

Unplug all cables from the machine & carefully lay it face down on a large soft towel or blanket

2
Unscrew the 3 screws from the bottom plate

Unscrew the 3 screws from the bottom plate

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Unfurl the plastic tabs and pull out the existing RAM (unless you're just adding additional bits rather than replacing all the RAM) - don't be afraid to give it a good tug

Unfurl the plastic tabs and pull out the existing RAM (unless you're just adding additional bits rather than replacing all the RAM) - don't be afraid to give it a good tug

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Unpack the new RAM avoiding touching the gold plated edge - position it with the gap on the right hand side

Unpack the new RAM avoiding touching the gold plated edge - position it with the gap on the right hand side

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Now push the new RAM securely into place in one of the four channels. Don't be soft - give it a good push then replace the plastic tabs

Now push the new RAM securely into place in one of the four channels. Don't be soft - give it a good push then replace the plastic tabs

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Screw the base back on

Screw the base back on

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When you plug in and restart the machine, click on the Apple symbol (top left), choose 'About this Mac' and you'll see the new amount RAM appear beside 'Memory' - lovely!

When you plug in and restart the machine, click on the Apple symbol (top left), choose 'About this Mac' and you'll see the new amount RAM appear beside 'Memory' - lovely!

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