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So, I decided to take a look at and fix my iMac recently as sort of a fun, inexpensive(hopefully), project. Basically the computer was sitting at the grey screen with the apple and doing nothing. After many further tests, I figured out that it was the logic board. So I got on eBay and purchased a used one for $78 including shipping. So after I installed it, I decided to go ahead and go with the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid 500gb hard drive. New egg had them on sale for 69.99 a few days ago and I had to take it !! I also just purchased 2 sticks of 1 gb ddr2 pc2-5300 ram. I am thinking about returning them and grabbing either 1 2gb stick and using my current 1 gb stick to make a total of 3 gbs of ram. Or just getting 2x 2gb sticks.

I am also VERY interested in upgrading my processor. It says that the current processor is a Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 ghz processor, and I want just a little more speed than that. What do you guys suggest as far as upgrades go?

My real question is how can I max out this computer, and how much more will it cost me. So far I have around 200.00 invested roughly. (Including the 2.5 to 3.5 adaptor for the hard drive and other small dents in the road).

Let me know!
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