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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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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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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) @ EveryMac.com
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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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