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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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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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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:-


http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/5300DDR2S2GB/

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!
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Thanx so much for the help lads, big difference in price there alright
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found this on amazon uk
Crucial 2GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

two of these sticks would work yea?
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Thanx so much for the help
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