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If i get the NEW 2.8 IMAC which comes with 2gigs of RAM can I add 1gig or do I have to even up the RAM to an even 4gigs?
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Check your system profiler (Apple icon in menubar > About this mac > more information). The RAM tab should tell you how the RAM is installed. Most probably, it is 1GB x 2 sticks which will fill up your two available slots on the iMac. So if you want to make it 3GB, you have to remove 1GB from there, and put in a 2GB DIMM to make it a total of 3GB.

Although, you will be sacrificing on Dual Channel mode by doing that (improves performance in many cases). It is best to use RAM in pairs.
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awesome thanks for the help
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Its better to choose the 2.4GHz, upgrade just the CPU and hard drive and then buy 4GB of RAM somewhere else. You'll end up paying the same and getting 2 more GB of RAM.
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