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    Upgrading ram on Snow Leopard iMac Intel
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.1f5

    Now I want to know if my iMac would easily take a memory chip in, how much it can take and the price it should be.

    My iMac runs pretty good on Snow Leopard 10.6 and I like Intels more so I'm thinking of sticking with my old little iMac but I'm hoping I CAN still fix it up.

    And there's 1 more thing I'd like to know:
    My iMac is one of those mean defected ones where a white vertical line started to appear a little after my warranty expired and I've been using it like it is lately and have been used to it.

    Here's a recent picture:

    (I'm running Windows 7 on Parallels)

    So here's some questions about my white vertical line problem:
    1. Can I hook up another monitor/screen?
    2. What's the best connection for full quality, VGA, HDMI, etc?
    3. Will I be able to use both my iMac screen and the new one? Or just one?
    4. I have a 22 inch 1080i with VGA input, what resolution would it give me?

    Basic Questions:
    1. Will my 2gig iMac (Early 06) take in more memory? If so how much more?
    2. Where should I buy my RAM chips/memory? (Not sure how they're really called)
    3. How much more gigs do I need to see a big difference?
    4. Are these items good?
    1GB Memory RAM for Apple iMac Intel 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo - eBay (item 270588702602 end time Jul-03-10 14:57:09 PDT)
    2GB RAM MEMORY APPLE MAC iMAC Intel 2.16GHz CORE 2 DUO - eBay (item 390172535689 end time Jul-18-10 10:07:25 PDT)

    Now I don't know how adding/replacing ram works but is it possible to keep the 2gig I have now and add more? Or is it that I have to replace it? That confuses me. I want to be able to have at least up to 4 ram.

    For those who bothered to take on my somewhat long (but easy to some) post, thank you VERY much.

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