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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 23, 2011
    New Mac user wants to Upgrade Ram
    Hi Guys,
    Im a new Mac user and have a few questions regarding a ram upgrade,
    My Mac is an old model as i didnt want to jump right into using a Mac and spend to much money on a brand new model,
    My machine is = Imac
    Imac 5.1
    Mac OSX
    Version 10.5.8
    Processor 2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 1GB 667 MHZ DDR2 SDRAM,

    Im looking to upgrade the Ram on this machine and would be very gratefull on of any help or advise ye may be able to give me,
    one question i have is what would be the max amount of ram i could put into this machine?
    ive found this ram online and am wondering if this would do for my machine
    Apple Memory Module 2GB 667MHz DDR2 (PC2-5300) 2x1GB SO-DIMMs - Apple Store (Republic of Ireland)

    Thanx in advance for any tips

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Your iMac is a late 2006 20" model which can take up to 4 GB of memory, however, it will only address 3 GB. But it's best to install 2 x 2 GB modules for maximum speed and symmetrical purposes.

    The memory it uses is: 2 - 200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    For starters do not buy from Apple unless your are rolling in lucre.

    Here is the memory you are looking at from OWC, Macintosh specialists, who offer lifelong warranty on their memory. They will send to you in Ireland and find much cheaper to purchase from them and mail to Australia than any other supplier, world wide.

    OWC 5300DDR2S1GB 1.0GB PC-5300 DDR2 667MHz SO-DIMM... in stock at OWC

    And 2GB modules:-
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Aug 23, 2011
    Thanx so much for the help lads, big difference in price there alright

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Thanx so much for the help

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