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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 27", 3.3GHz, 512 flash storage, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    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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