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    New iMac - Pics inside
    So - my iMac arrived yesterday - but unfortunately - I was in Chicago. Got back this evening and set about setting up the new machine - even though I currently can't hear much out of either ear since I came down with a nasty head cold on Sunday evening. Thought my ear drums might burst as we were landing!! But anyway...on to the pics and then the benchmarks - and a little 'oops' on my part.







    Wrong

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    The box had an impact mark so I was slightly concerned. The impact was enough to crack the styrofoam inside.






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    Did the impact do any harm to the iMac, man, that would be a shame for such a beautiful machine.

    Apple does pack their machines VERY well, so it wouldn't surprise me if the styrofoam absorbed the impact.
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    Decided to go ahead and install the 16 GB of memory that I had ordered from OWC before firing up the iMac for the first time - this leads me to my oops story.





    Yes - I am a hand model...thanks



    Removing Apple's memory



    Got it all installed - turned it on - and here's what I saw - along with a series of 3 beeps that kept repeating. Ugh.

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    Edit: ?????
    Bad or not properly seated RAM?
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Sooo... I powered down - pulled the memory - reseated it - put it back in - fired it back up - and the same thing.

    Well - long story short - I pulled a bit of a numbskull move and damaged one of the memory boards.



    I was having a hard time seating the first board - so I used a screw driver - and it slipped. Oh well - guess OWC will get a little more of my money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Congratulations!

    I so need one of those.

    EDIT: ?????
    Thanks! Yeah - still posting the story - has a happy ending - don't worry.

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    So - pulled that memory module - and tried once more - and we were in business.



    Transferred all my applications and data from the MacBook Pro using migration assistant - flawless as usual.



    Up and running and ready to download a ton of updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    Thanks! Yeah - still posting the story - has a happy ending - don't worry.
    I'll wait. Glad it turned out okay.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    yeah, good to know it turned out!

    I too bad about the "oops", but as long as you are happy with the purchase!

    the iMac looks like a true champ.
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    So - long story short - I'm up and running, but with 12 GB of ram, instead of 16.



    Ran Geekbench once in each mode just to get a feel for the machine - did this before updating.




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    Those are some impressive benchmarks!
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    Minor gripes list

    • Magic Mouse batteries were dead
    • Magic mouse may be faulty
    • AC power cord is too short
    • Would like to be able to do migration assistant via Thunderbolt


    Machine is sweet so far - sure is nice to see my Aperture images on this 27" screen!!

    I guess now I have to create a user account for the wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    Minor gripes list

    • Would like to be able to do migration assistant via Thunderbolt

    Would you not need Thunderbolt on your old computer too ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MancmacUK View Post
    Would you not need Thunderbolt on your old computer too ?
    I would - but I do have - it's the 2011 MBP. I sort of expect that Apple will enable that sometime over the next year or so.

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