Can iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the fact?

2 years 2 months ago #681168 by CatherineW
My Macbook can't, which sucks.  Can the iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the purchase?  

Just trying to save a few bucks in the start.  

Thank you

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2 years 2 months ago #681240 by 7Wishes
The short answer is yes you can. But unlike the non pro iMacs it is a considerable undertaking and risks voiding the warranty


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2 years 2 months ago #681241 by Nikon Shooter
Both my machines could be… I made sure of it!

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2 years 2 months ago #681245 by garyrhook

CatherineW wrote: My Macbook can't, which sucks.  Can the iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the purchase?


This question was just asked in another thread.... weird.

The memory is soldered onto the board (why? height of components? making upgrades impossible, forcing you to spend money when you realize you need more? Pick one.)

Google it. There are companies out there that will do the work, but of course it voids the warranty. Get what you need up front, or plan on buying a new device in the not-too-distant future.


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2 years 2 months ago #681378 by Eric A
1000% it  can, and there  are a number of videos on YouTube  to show how easy it can be done.  

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2 years 2 months ago #681388 by garyrhook

Eric A wrote: 1000% it  can, and there  are a number of videos on YouTube  to show how easy it can be done.  


Suggest being helpful: point to one.


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2 years 2 months ago #681389 by Eric A

garyrhook wrote:

Eric A wrote: 1000% it  can, and there  are a number of videos on YouTube  to show how easy it can be done.  


Suggest being helpful: point to one.


When I responded to this,  I was out walking my dog.  I'm still in park, typing this on my phone.  When I get home, I will link to one.  

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2 years 2 months ago #681393 by CatherineW

Nikon Shooter wrote: Both my machines could be… I made sure of it!


Did you do it yourself?  

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2 years 2 months ago #681394 by CatherineW

garyrhook wrote:

CatherineW wrote: My Macbook can't, which sucks.  Can the iMac Pro memory be upgraded after the purchase?


This question was just asked in another thread.... weird.

The memory is soldered onto the board (why? height of components? making upgrades impossible, forcing you to spend money when you realize you need more? Pick one.)

Google it. There are companies out there that will do the work, but of course it voids the warranty. Get what you need up front, or plan on buying a new device in the not-too-distant future.


Where? I did a search for my answer first before posting this.  As I recall, someone was asking about an Macbook Pro, which I knew already.  This question is regarding an iMac Pro.  

Anyway, thank you.

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2 years 2 months ago #681395 by CatherineW

Eric A wrote: 1000% it  can, and there  are a number of videos on YouTube  to show how easy it can be done.  



(hand in face)  Didn't check there.  Good point, thank you.  I will check that next.  If you know of a good video, please share at your convenience.  

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2 years 2 months ago #681412 by garyrhook

CatherineW wrote:

garyrhook wrote: Google it. There are companies out there that will do the work, but of course it voids the warranty. Get what you need up front, or plan on buying a new device in the not-too-distant future.


Where? I did a search for my answer first before posting this.  As I recall, someone was asking about an Macbook Pro, which I knew already.  This question is regarding an iMac Pro.  

Anyway, thank you.


I'm not a Mac person, so I don't know the product line. And my mistake, in that I thought we were discussing a laptop, not a desktop. My bad, and apologies for that.

In any event, apparently Apple likes the idea of soldering in memory, so I'm not surprised to see that applied to more than one type of system.

I did see that there are folks out there providing services to change the memory. It is really annoying that vendors use RAM as a cash cow. (It's not just Apple.)


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2 years 2 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #681424 by Nikon Shooter

CatherineW wrote: Did you do it yourself?  


Sure!


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2 years 2 months ago #681426 by garyrhook
That's an iMac, not an iMac Pro. The Pro does not have a door, nor user-accessible memory slots. It requires disassembling the system.

I was wrong about soldering, but after searching for information on the system under discussion, there's lots of information, and yes, YT videos that show you the procedure. The slots are buried in the chassis.

But the above video is not relevant. to an iMac Pro.


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2 years 2 months ago #681427 by Nikon Shooter

garyrhook wrote: That's an iMac, not an iMac Pro. The Pro does not have a door, nor user-accessible memory slots. It requires disassembling the system.


Correct… my mistake.

That is among the reasons I didn't go for the iMac Pro
that I though overkill for photography.

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2 years 2 months ago #681825 by CatherineW
Hey thanks everyone, I got the answer I was after.  Stay safe!  

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