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I have an iMac 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM running OS 10.5.6

 

I think it can take another gig of ram but I'm not sure. How can I determine if it will take another gig without actually opening the computer and looking for an empty slot?

 

Also, anyone know what kind of memory this would take?

 

Thanks

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It will take another GB, here are the test results, yours is the bottom of each chart: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Memory_Benchmark/Apple_iMac/

and here's what you should buy: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memor...ntel_Core_2_Duo

get the 2GB package and make sure everything matches up with you machine, (ex. Mhz, pin, etc.)

 

From my opinion, your mac is getting old and I don't recomend spending even the cheap money for another Gb. Chances are the computer will break soon enough and you'll be buying another soon anyway. Upgrade one of the new iMacs to 4 GBs :)

Edited by iRMac

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If you look in System Profiler, you can see what is in each slot (or if they're empty). Chances are if you bought your mac with 1Gb, it will be in 2 x 512Mb sticks.

 

eg:

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It will take another GB, here are the test results, yours is the bottom of each chart: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Memory_Benchmark/Apple_iMac/

and here's what you should buy: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memor...ntel_Core_2_Duo

get the 2GB package and make sure everything matches up with you machine, (ex. Mhz, pin, etc.)

 

From my opinion, your mac is getting old and I don't recomend spending even the cheap money for another Gb. Chances are the computer will break soon enough and you'll be buying another soon anyway. Upgrade one of the new iMacs to 4 GBs :)

 

 

Thanks for the info. We're not going to replace this iMac just yet... only bought it a few months ago as a refurb and it is serving its purpose just fine.

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It will take another GB, here are the test results, yours is the bottom of each chart: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Memory_Benchmark/Apple_iMac/

and here's what you should buy: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memor...ntel_Core_2_Duo

get the 2GB package and make sure everything matches up with you machine, (ex. Mhz, pin, etc.)

 

From my opinion, your mac is getting old and I don't recomend spending even the cheap money for another Gb. Chances are the computer will break soon enough and you'll be buying another soon anyway. Upgrade one of the new iMacs to 4 GBs :)

 

Don't know why you think that machine is getting old. I have 2 G4 iMacs and an G3 Blueberry which my neice uses that are a lot older than that and work just fine. A 2Gb kit for that iMac is only $28.

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Well, the iMac he is using came out in early 2006 and these macs are supposed to have a lifespan of a little more than three years, so that's why I was thinking it would be fine to replace, but since he just got it, he might as well use it.

 

Did you notice I said the iMac RAM kit was cheap...

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I still use a dual 1.8Ghz PowerMac G5 that is 5 years old come this June. It serves it's purpose as an iTunes server, print server, file server, proxy server, offsite data backup server for all my friends and family, EyeTV DVR server, not to mention general web browsing, TV watching, email and whatnot. I don't edit video on it anymore but everything else works on it just fine. It's not the fastest machine but it's paid for and will continue to serve me for several years more. That's how a Mac is supposed to be used.

 

I say rock that 1.83Ghz iMac till it dies,

 

Brent

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Staying off-topic... My mum's 2005 Mac minis (G4) are still going strong - her first being new and a gift from me which has had very light duties over the years whilst her second (essentially for use by guests) being a cast-off of mine last year and which got plenty of stick from me beforehand. (I moved up to an Intel model - and then doubled up with another - one being a domestic workhorse and the other a media centre.) Then there's my fiancee's late 2004 iBook G4 which still serves her well - despite the lack of audio "thanks" to her dropping it - and what sounds like a buggered fan according to Apple's Hardware Test. (She'll be casting it off to me - then I to my mum after fixing it - in June when she gets a MacBook for her birthday.) I've little doubt there are other "antiques" out there doing a sterling service - my neighbour's PowerBook G3 "Pismo", for example, making it through to last year - and suiting him fine - until it popped its clogs last year. A mate of mine's parents also have an iMac G3 and his dad uses it for music composition via Sibelius. So, never say die. Well, until your motherboard does.

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