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Mac Specs: iMac G4 20FP/1.25 GHZ 768MB ram

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This is my 1st Mac. I would like to upgrade the ram. From reading the specs it has 2 slots & 1 Gig capacity. Currently there is a 180 pin dimm slot w/ a 256 chip. The 200 pin sodimm holds the 512 user accessable chip. It was installed by the Apple gnomes when I bought it originally. I'm told the slot w/ the 256 can only be replaced w/ tools and talents that I do not possess. There seem to be 3rd market products out there compatible w/ this vintage machine. I saw a 1 Gig chip on "other world computing" web site. Can't tell if it will even physically fit in the user accessible slot. I have never been inside a computer w/ anything but the sledge hammer I used on my PC. Has anyone out there dealt with this issue on a machine this old? Can I use aftermarket products successfully? If so, what has worked well for you? Down side? Any options besides dropping 2 large on a new unit would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.

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We will need to know which mac you have

Sorry - just looked under your avatar, yes it can take 1 gig

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl....25_17_fp.html

You can get a guide here - should not be hard just be gentle

http://xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_...takeapart.html
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It's an iMac G4 w/ 80 gig hard drive, 20 '' screen 1 cpu @ 1.25 GHZ, circa January 2004

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