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    iMAC 2010 screaming for help, but..what do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsewi View Post
    Yes indeed - 7200 RPM HDD...double thick compared to the original Seagate...and MacsFanControl takes care of the fan very well (I assume HDD has the fan? It's an iMac not MacBook)...

    A good choice on the 7200 RPM HDD as a replacement, WD Black Preferred, but I think I would have really considered an SSD these days with their prices dropping to a closer acceptable level.

    And that's nice to know that MacsFanControl is working well for you. I use it as well, but so far I still have the original HDD in my 2011 iMac and it's fan's controller sensors still connected and working.


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    iMAC 2010 screaming for help, but..what do you mean?
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    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, bunch of iOS devices.
    Two years ago I bought a used 2011 iMac for $200. First thing I did was replaced the spinning hard drive with an SSD using these two items from Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I also upgraded ram from 4 gig to 16 gig.

    Once installed I booted the iMac into recovery mode, formatted the new hard drive and then download MacOX X:

    osx-recovery.jpg

    Then installed all updates. Been running great for two years with no problems. Even have Luminar and Lightroom Classic CC installed for photo processing.

    Only thing I don't like about it is it's pretty much stuck on High Sierra so no dark mode. But I can like with that.

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    iMAC 2010 screaming for help, but..what do you mean?
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    Only thing I don't like about it is it's pretty much stuck on High Sierra so no dark mode. But I can like with that.

    I recall reading of various Mac utilities that could provide a "dark mode" for such users, but never bothered about reading more about them.

    Maybe try a Google search if you really need or want such feature.



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    iMAC 2010 screaming for help, but..what do you mean?
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    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, bunch of iOS devices.
    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I recall reading of various Mac utilities that could provide a "dark mode" for such users, but never bothered about reading more about them.

    Maybe try a Google search if you really need or want such feature.



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    Pretty much a "Hackintosh", since technically that's what it would be. I'm just not brave enough to try it. iMAC 2010 screaming for help, but..what do you mean?


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    iMAC 2010 screaming for help, but..what do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_Bo View Post
    Pretty much a "Hackintosh", since technically that's what it would be. I'm just not brave enough to try it. iMAC 2010 screaming for help, but..what do you mean?

    Not really a "Hackintosh" transformation, just some software to change the way your Mac displays things, but your choice.

    I just thought I would mention that it is possible to do if you wanted to.




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