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16.0GB OWC Memory Upgrade Kit

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Includes

  • iMac opening tool
  • Suction cups for safe screen removal
  • 11-piece toolkit
  • Foam adhesive for proper glass and display resealing
  • Microfiber screen cloth
This OWC Memory is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID or PC specs
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1; iMac14,3
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(November, 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5, 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 20 out of 21 (95%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Zymer Location: Marengo, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy DIY Upgrade April 2, 2018 I replaced my original iMAC hard drive with a new sold state drive and added more memory going from 8 GB to 16 GB. Oh my gosh what a difference that made in speed. I am looking forward to more leisure time this summer since I won't be waiting around for seconds leading to minutes leading to hours for my screen to refresh. The OWC step by step videos made installation a breeze.

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Reviewer: WoodlandsGuy Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Exceeded all my expectations March 3, 2018 Everything worked flawlessly - the video, tools and hardware were all very impressive and made a challenging job a breeze. Couldn't be happier.

One suggestion ... I would recommend that the screen not be reapplied with the supplied 2-sided tape until all operations are verified. I attached the screen with blue painters tape for my dry run ... good thing because I had forgot to attach the video cable.

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Reviewer: MacUser1982
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Fit January 29, 2018 Works Perfectly., increases performance of iMac.

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Reviewer: phongnh Location: Vietnam Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 This product works perfectly with my Apple 2012 iMac 21.5" January 4, 2018 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: m491 Location: PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great kit and easy way to extend life of iMac January 2, 2018 Thank you for a great kit. My late 2013 iMac is now flying through everything that had previously made teh system crawl. The video showing each step was key for me. The video says the level of repair is expert but I guess that is due to the steps involved. I upgraded my hard drive to SSD and I couldn't be happier. Just make sure you have excellent backups before tearing into your Mac just in case something goes wrong. Take your time and watch each step over and over if something is tricky when you are doing the tear down. It just takes some time and patience. I could do this in half the time if I had to do one again. Thanks for a great kit.

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Reviewer: Alessandro Location: Sydney, Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Blown away September 19, 2017 I ordered a 16.0GB (2x 8GB) DDR3L 1600MHz Memory Upgrade Kit for delivery to Sydney, Australia using regular international mail. I was amazed when it turned up within a couple of days in a professional styled package. The installation was very easy as I followed the installation video step by step. All in all this is an excellent service I can't recommend highly enough. And I've now got a super fast machine. Blown away!

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Reviewer: PatCo Location: Santa Barbara, CA. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Not as tough as it looks June 20, 2017 This all went pretty well. It took me a couple of hours I guess. Longer because after I had the new RAM in I reset the display temporarily to make sure everything was working properly. Getting display off is not bad; just keep going around and don't pry it. Once in side just follow steps and keep components and their screws organized. The cable between the power board and mother board I found to be tough to remove. My fingers struggled with that. Resetting the display must be done carefully so that edges line up correctly. No wiggle room there. All in all I'm very happy with results. Glad it's over though. Thanks.

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Reviewer: Oleksii Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 It works as a charm March 28, 2017 I have done this upgrade during a hour, cleaning all components at the same time. Be careful when removing circuit boards, because they sits very tightly. In generally it's simple process if not rush. Thanks a lot for detailed video.

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Reviewer: smartarmbot Location: Japan Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product and very satisfied. March 23, 2017 I got this memory card for my iMac. Service is so perfect and very satisfied. Fast shipping. I will surely recommend to my friends who wants to purchase memory card for their PCs/laptops. Thanks

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Reviewer: Saker Location: Milwaukee, WI Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easier than I thought March 13, 2017 Don't get me wrong, tearing down a late 2012 model iMac to swap out bad memory is not a task I would encourage anyone to undertake. Apple did NOT make this a user friendly process, and if you're not careful, you can crack the display glass or damage the system boards.

Having said that, the tools MacSales.com provides in the bundle made it easier, and the "how to video" they have goes through the process step by step, which makes it a little less daunting overall. Hindsight is 20/20, so use me as a gauge; if you're going to do this, you may want to seriously consider adding a Solid State Drive to the bundle. You're going to have to remove the drive to get to the memory anyway, so it's the perfect time to upgrade this as well. I'm kicking myself for not doing it.

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Reviewer: ibrahem Location: Saudi Arabia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This product I need you January 20, 2017 We arrived on time and everything was excellent

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Reviewer: ajsor Location: Lisbon, Portugal Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 very happy December 18, 2016 Although a hard task to do ahead, in the end it works as a charme. Very good seller and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks, AR

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Reviewer: steinr98 Location: Green Valley AZ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Sure Sped Up My System! December 14, 2016 This was an undertaking as the memory on my iMac is located on the bottom of the motherboard- I used my iPad with the instructional movie from Mac Sales and it was not hard to do- One should be familiar with working on computers tho! I got her done and it worked perfectly!! I advise having their tool kit ! My iMac was a low priced unit so there was not a door for the memory slots. The movie helped greatly!!!

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Reviewer: Marcus92 Location: Sydney - Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Amazing speed. December 2, 2016 I already had 8GB ram on my iMac 21.5 late 2013, but felt needed more - seeing the spinning beach ball rather frequently was quite annoying. Got the 16GB (x2 8GB) from OWC and it's just amazing the difference I see in my iMac now. I have to say, replacing the boards and reaching the undersurface of the logic board is a challenge and had it not been for the video clip which can be streamed from the OWC site, and some experience I've had in similar work, I would not have been able to do it at all, and would have easily damaged a part or two. I also replaced the HDD with SSD on my iMac, and now I have a really different computer. No noisy fan either. Fast, quiet, and no spinning beach ball. Very happy with the product, the service, and the end results :).

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Reviewer: ilosnocdr Location: Atlanta, GA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works like a boss! November 29, 2016 Well, not all bosses work that hard, but this one does! I upgraded my iMac to 16GB of RAM and although it was a very complex install, I followed the excellent video instructions provided and all went according to plan. My iMac is noticeably faster as a result! Prompt shipping - I got it the next day!

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Reviewer: Flocarino Location: Montreal, Canada Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect and professional November 27, 2016 Kit was as complete as it could be. Everything needed to upgrade my Late 2013 iMac RAM, in hand. This is what a complete kit should look like. Upgraded my iMac in about 1 hour. Very professional.

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Reviewer: trucknut907 Location: England Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 simply amazing November 18, 2016 yes the process is technical and takes about 30 min. but as long as you go slow listen to the video its completely achievable. the memory upgrade was exactly what my IMAC needed. I was considering selling it until i did this. The only part that i thought the video was lacking was when you install the screen you should just go straight down with it. if you angle it in at the base like they state it leaves a small gap between the screen and the frame. nothing to big but it is noticeable. this is nothing that i would mark the product down on for.

The fact that you can get the tools, consumables, and memory cheaper than just the memory was the part that made it so great of a deal. If you have patience and some skill's you need to freshen up your IMAC with this kit.

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Reviewer: Brian01 Location: Topeka, KS Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Made replacing RAM do-able November 14, 2016 This do-it-yourself package saved me quite a bit on replacing and upgrading my RAM. The kit came with everything I needed, and the tool set will come in handy elsewhere. The instruction video was good, and my wife and I were able to get the job done in 30 minutes or so. Don't know what Apple was thinking making the modules so hard to get at, but this kit makes it do-able for anyone.

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Reviewer: FLK1823 Location: Baltimore, MD Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 But Be Careful Removing the Screen November 8, 2016 Despite the complexity involved with replacing RAM on an iMac, this kit allowed me to do it in under an hour, and it fixed the problems I was having with the iMac. Unfortunately, I rushed the removal of the screen, which resulted in a hairline crack in the corner. Otherwise, the replacement would have been flawless.

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Reviewer: blurryeyes Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade!!! September 29, 2016 While the process to actually install the memory is not as easy as one would want, that's a problem with apple's design department and not with this kit.

The instructions to perform the upgrade are very clear and if you follow patiently the video provided you will be done with it in less than 30 minutes.

I was a bit worried that one (or both) of the memory sticks would be DOA and the only way to check that would be to actually install it and then open the mac back up to remove them if something failed but now I will learn to trust the OWC sticker that says "lab tested" because everything went well on the first try.

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Reviewer: LewsCanon Location: otario, canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great update September 13, 2016 doubled the memory. easy to do it with free demo video.

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