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iMac - DIY upgrading memory Intel??


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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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From the horse's mouth:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303084
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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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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!

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