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Old 03-03-2012, 11:59 AM
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Default CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 + iMac 27" 2.93 Ghz i7


It seems this memory is compatible up to 12GB (4GB Modules x3) but when I push it to 16GB the iMac will randomly shutdown.

I've tested this over about a 2-month period. 1 Month with 12GB and 1 Month with 16GB. I had numerous shutdowns @ 16GB and none @ 12GB.

Are these modules known not to work at 16GB? Anything I can do to get them replaced at this point?

Thanks for all your help in advance! =)


Edit: Oh, and I also cycled through the memory @ 12GB to see if it was specific to 1 Module during that first month. I had no issues when doing this.

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:22 PM
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Possibly a bad slot?
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:06 PM
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You know, I didn't try that. I also didn't try moving the dimms into different slots. I've seen instances where just moving the memory into different dimm slots solves the problem.

I will give that a try. Thanks for the tip.

In the meantime, if this doesn't work. Is it even possible to send back this memory for a different set? Or should I just craigslist what I have and buy something different?

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:14 PM
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We can always try and RMA that is not a problem. But I would have purchased a 16 gig rather than try to mix two sets.
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