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    DIY upgrading memory Intel??
    I just bought a new 24" intel IMAC 2.4ghz/1gb memory. I went to crucial's website and purchased the 4gb upgrade so i can do it myself, but I am thinking I might be screwed...I can't find any DIY guides online anywhere!? Does ayone have experience upgrading memory in the newest imac 24"??


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    Excellent Link there Ride. It's very easy. Do not worry. Just follow the instructions in that URL.

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    You could also crack open the manual that came with the iMac. It has photos and a description.

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    sorry didn't know if that DIY link worked on the newest imac...it doesn't quite look the same, but upon closer examination, mine looks about the same!

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    It's really easy. You shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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    it's the same process.... It MIGHT take 5 minutes... very easy. Lay a soft blanket down to put your unplugged iMac face down on... unscrew 2 screws... eject existing RAM... insert new Ram, put cover back on... screw in.. reboot. enjoy!

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    Why does it say it will only use 3GB of ram, even if you install 4GB???

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    huh?? where'd ya read that?? 1gb maybe shared??? who knows...all I know is that even my macbook when it had 1gig memory was CHOPPY....when i upgraded it to 2gig it was a whole new game. I can't wait to see this bad boy scream with 4gig!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfusionpm View Post
    Why does it say it will only use 3GB of ram, even if you install 4GB???
    I assume you're looking at a older how-to guide. The original Core Duo iMac could be maxed out at 2GB, the Core 2 Duo at 3GB, and the new Al iMacs at 4GB.

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    Windows XP doesn't recognise 4 gigs, but OS X does.

    Everything about the procedure is in your iMac manual.

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    You are defantely not in trouble. it is really easy to upgrade that

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    oh literally the EXACT process as in the DIY guide in the link above...took me 2 minutes...runs SOOOOO MUCH BETTER!!!!

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    told ya so!

    Good job and congrats!

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