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    Aug 02, 2009
    imac upgrading?
    Hi i was wondering if anybody can help me here, when i bought this iMac I was a student so only really bought the base model with this specification:

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade to a faster processor, and what other upgrades are available including RAM. I'm just wanting to max out what i can really.

    Thanks people. Pete

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    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Stuff you can & cannot do:

    - you can't upgrade the processor
    - you can't upgrade the video
    - you can upgrade the ram
    - you can upgrade the hard drive...but it's not a very easy process for the average computer user

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    As Nick points out all you can upgrade is the memory. It is still a pretty good machine unless you are a heavy gamer, and if you max out the RAM to 3GB you will notice an improvement.

    Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 17-Inch Specs (Late 2006 - MA590LL) @

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    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2008
    21.5" i5 iMac 2011, 12 GB RAM
    I think he may have this one..
    Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch (Al) Specs (MA876LL)

    His specs (with the exception of RAM, which I maxed out at 4) match mine exactly. Mine is the above machine.


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