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    I want to install RAM on my iMac i only have 1GB of RAM and it seems to be running slower than before. I have heard that it is quite easy installing RAM and ive never have done this before but the only thing i was wondering is what type of RAM would i need to be compatible with my Mac. This is all my information if some one can refer me to a link of the type of RAM i would need to install.


    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac6,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM61.0093.B07
    SMC Version (system): 1.10f3
    Serial Number (system): W86430J0VGP
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CBA16AEB

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    Just go to one of these guys:

    OWC
    www.crucial.com

    ...and follow their online ram identification process...and everything will be good.

    As far as the ram install. It's very easy. Go to here for instructions:

    iFixit: The free repair manual

    ...as well as each website linked above has DIY install procedures/videos.

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    thanks! that helped out alot im gonna order it within the next few days thanks again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coppola21 View Post
    thanks! that helped out alot im gonna order it within the next few days thanks again!!
    You're welcome...good luck!

    - Nick

    p.s. FYI...both sites also have great prices & great return policies...two BIG reasons they are recommended.
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    hahah i know the price really made up my mind!! thanks alot again i appreciate it, quick question, im running dual boot with linux that wouldnt be a reason it would be slower? because before i dual booted it was still slow so im not wasting my money on RAM right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coppola21 View Post
    hahah i know the price really made up my mind!! thanks alot again i appreciate it, quick question, im running dual boot with linux that wouldnt be a reason it would be slower? because before i dual booted it was still slow so im not wasting my money on RAM right?
    Installing more ram is not always the solution to "slowness". But 1 gig of ram is a bit low these days...so upgrading the ram would probably help in this case.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    thats what i figured, because i had i think 2 gigs of ram before but one gig for taken out because something was wrong with it so i figured if i put more in itll go back to what it was

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    Quote Originally Posted by coppola21 View Post
    thats what i figured, because i had i think 2 gigs of ram before but one gig for taken out because something was wrong with it so i figured if i put more in itll go back to what it was
    If I got your iMac model correct...it can support up to 4 gig of ram...but only around 3 gig is addressable. Don't ask why...unless you want to start a discussion that will make your head explode!

    You could upgrade to 2 gig of ram (with one more 1 gig stick of ram)....or buy two 2gig sticks of ram...which may be less expensive in the long run.

    Just something to consider,

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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    haha well ill believe you um the crucial site recommended i fill my other slot with 2GB because my first slot has 1GB of ram so i was planning on ordering one stick of 2GB and add it in my second slot, thats what it recommended so ill be running 3GB total, would that be the best option than?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coppola21 View Post
    haha well ill believe you um the crucial site recommended i fill my other slot with 2GB because my first slot has 1GB of ram so i was planning on ordering one stick of 2GB and add it in my second slot, thats what it recommended so ill be running 3GB total, would that be the best option than?
    Sounds good!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    alright!! ill be ordering that immediately! thanks alot for your help! i greatly appreciate it!!

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    You're welcome. Enjoy the ram upgrade!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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