iMac 21 inch late 2012 has 8 gig memory - max ?

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It’s using 2x4 so will need 2x8 or 2x16 or 2x32

What will it go to ?

Also euro - approx what price for modules ?

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor
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From Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201191#note

*Memory is not removable by users on iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013), iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014), iMac (21.5-inch, 2017), and iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017). If the memory in one of these computers needs repair service, contact an Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. If you’d like to upgrade the memory in one of these models, an Apple Authorized Service Provider can help. Before you schedule an appointment, confirm that the specific Apple Authorized Service Provider offers memory upgrade services.

You can't replace them yourself.

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Ok

I know a place but wondering how much they charge approx for the memory on its own

I know a man who will do it

Approx euro price for 8 gig ? And 16 gig ?
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>> I know a man who will do it
Sure? It's a lot of work (and some risk) - you should ask for a fixed price. This is how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1gihIbBKvc

>> Approx euro price for 8 gig ? And 16 gig ?
8Gb is about 70-80 euro's a piece - can't find any 16Gb
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It's a blade runner type operation that Harrison Ford would be happy to get replicant spares for.  Will be grand

Was quoted 100 euro inc installation per 8 meg so Sounds right

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Watched that you tube video and that's an insane amount of work to replace 2 memory sticks ! What were apple thinking !

Is there a significant gain adding 8 gigs of memory ?
Is it worth the 200 euro ?
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor
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100 euro per 8Gb is reasonable, you could compare prices with Apple if you like. Whether investing in a  6 year old machine is worth it that I can't answer. Replacing the HDD may be worth investigating as well.
It depends on your exact model of iMac.  If it is late 2012, you should be able to get to 32 GB.  Early 2012 can only go t 16 GB RAM.
https://everymac.com/actual-maximum-mac-ram/actual-maximum-imac-ram-capacity.html

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Insane amount of work for adding memory. Apple should be ashamed of themselves for engineering this to be so so difficult

When the techs saw this model they upped the price 50% and customer declined

Risks of cracking screen etc ...

What were Apple thinking?

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