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I just recieved my Ram upgrade card today in the mail, it is a 2GB Ram Card. My current iMac is the first gen Anodized Aluminum with 1Gb ram. I havent opened it up yet but would anyone know if it has dual Ram slots? And if so would I be able to leave the 1GB ram card in and install the 2GB ram card for a total of 3GB ram? This may be a dumb question so don't flame me too hard.

It is the new style aluminum, not the old white ones.
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All iMacs have had two user-accessible RAM slots since the introduction of the first iMac G5.

I don't know if your current RAM is in one or two slots. You can check in Apple System Profiler, or just open the thing up and install your RAM.
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I just recieved my Ram upgrade card today in the mail, it is a 2GB Ram Card. My current iMac is the first gen Anodized Aluminum with 1Gb ram. I havent opened it up yet but would anyone know if it has dual Ram slots? And if so would I be able to leave the 1GB ram card in and install the 2GB ram card for a total of 3GB ram? This may be a dumb question so don't flame me too hard. It is the new style aluminum, not the old white ones.
Your iMac has two memory slots. However, your current configuration of 1 Gb of memory consists of two modules; each one being 512 Mb and populating both slots. Which means you must remove one module at least. Why didn't you buy 2 modules or at least ask first before purchasing?

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I bought the 2Gb ram from someone on here's recommendation. I checked it before I purchased it and it was correct. I just want to know if I have to use just the single card, or can I leave one in while the other is upgraded to the 2Gb ram card?
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You can leave one of the original RAM modules in the iMac and replace the other one with the new one you got. You'll just end up with 2.5 GB of RAM (not 3 GB).
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just did the upgrade. my computer is considerably faster. plus i was finally able to install my cs4 master collection which i have been sitting on for the past month cuz i am too lazy to review the specs. lol thanks for the help everyone!
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