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  1. thanks Nick I thought seeing as I had some DDR3...

    thanks Nick I thought seeing as I had some DDR3 Ram it would be backward compatible but I'm guessing its not based on the crucial spec for the ram ??

    does ddr3 run at slower speeds if its...
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    hi there I think the best thing we should all...

    hi there

    I think the best thing we should all ask is if the OP can take a screen shot of about this Mac that way we can help assist much better


    as this 5GB ram becomes 5GB of HDD storage...
  3. late Mac mini 2009 Ram upgrade

    hi guys I have the above Mac mini and I'm wondering if I can put 8gb ram in there ?


    as 4GB just don't cut it these days


    it has a 240GB SSD running OSX High Sierra (thanks to dosdude1)

    I...
  4. its not that the ssd is bad its the brand always...

    its not that the ssd is bad its the brand always go for a Samsung or crucial SSD as they perform much faster than WD drives.
  5. Hi thanks for the reply again you are right in...

    Hi thanks for the reply again you are right in that sense,


    And I can confirm it must have been a bad stick of ram as I put in 2x 2GB sticks in the other two slots tried running tech tool pro on...
  6. hi chscag thanks for the reply again. it was...

    hi chscag thanks for the reply again.

    it was stored in my grandmothers loft.

    in its original box sealed.

    and yeah I can see its been stored for about 8 years never opened apparently they...
  7. hi guys thanks to both for the reply its...

    hi guys thanks to both for the reply

    its baffled me as to why the APFS dont push the firmware update as the current version isn't installed according to the firmware list that's available online....
  8. hi lifeisabeach ive tested all the sticks in...

    hi lifeisabeach

    ive tested all the sticks in my 2011 iMac 27" and can confirm they all work fine in there they are Samsung branded stick running at ddr3 1333mhz

    as for the problem with the SSD...
  9. iMac Mid 2010 Firmware Update And Ram Problem

    hi guys


    I have been given a brand new iMac mid 2010 21'5 inch model it had 4 GB ram installed default of 2x2GB sticks,

    I have tried to put in 4x4GB sticks to bring it up to 16GB but for some...
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    your jumping on something that we already know...

    your jumping on something that we already know there is no USB Cable connected to infact the OP has stated he meant ethernet cable lol,

    he isn't using wifi lol
  11. hi rip that's great news personally id have...

    hi rip


    that's great news personally id have baked it for 10mins but if its working now great but there is no guarantee that it will last,

    but on the positive note if you can source a logic...
  12. thanks for correcting me chscag you are correct...

    thanks for correcting me chscag you are correct Firmware password I meant (its been a long day)
  13. hi rip the reason the USB ports may be...

    hi rip

    the reason the USB ports may be disabled is if there is an EFI password set so it will allow it to try and boot from the HDD but anything else and it will ignore it,


    if your confident...
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    yeah I'm curious to if the fault is resolved,

    yeah I'm curious to if the fault is resolved,
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    ok well seeing as he is connected via ethernet...

    ok well seeing as he is connected via ethernet then he shouldn't be getting interference


    id suggest if its an option to try a different ethernet cable.
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    well I don't think I've ever heard of a USB Cable...

    well I don't think I've ever heard of a USB Cable network connection to a router ??
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    ok well if he is connected via an ethernet cable...

    ok well if he is connected via an ethernet cable which from what the OP has said is the case,

    then he shouldn't have any reason to reboot as that rules out wifi fully,
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    hi Jake I missed some of my text out there ...

    hi Jake I missed some of my text out there


    when I had wifi issues in the past my Mac would just disconnect from the internet and reconnect with a better signal

    what I mean is wouldn't the...
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    but shouldn't the Mac automatically drop the...

    but shouldn't the Mac automatically drop the connection if it's having connectivity issues and show it on the screen ?

    or am I just imaging that happening ?

    plus if it was interference then why...
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    I doubt its a wifi issue as they haven't had the...

    I doubt its a wifi issue as they haven't had the problem before on other machines,

    it could be as chscag has said that the graphics may be developing an issue.

    so a machine model number would...
  21. to be honest Patrick I didn't watch the game and...

    to be honest Patrick I didn't watch the game and don't understand it lol


    not a sport fan
  22. hi Ferrarr no it wasn't in fact the logic...

    hi Ferrarr

    no it wasn't in fact the logic board was replaced,
    as it wasn't working (due to some slight corrosion on the SMC Clock Crystal)

    but the SSD wasn't running as fast as it should...
  23. hi Patrick thanks for the reply it says the...

    hi Patrick thanks for the reply

    it says the following in system profiler

    intel 6 Series Chipset:

    Vendor: Intel
    Product: 6 Series Chipset
    Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link...
  24. as Jake has given you some great links to follow...

    as Jake has given you some great links to follow

    you can't go wrong even if your to quote "an old fart" lol

    let us all know if we can help any further

    Jason
  25. thanks guys for both replies, I have looked...

    thanks guys for both replies,


    I have looked at the links Patrick has put up and I can see what its doing now (maybe the apple blade ssd) isn't up to the negotiated link speed of sata 6G so its...
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