Memory on my iMAC

is it possible to upgrade the Memory on my iMAC

Append the last three characters of its serial number to , load the page, and see what the RAM limit for that model is. Choose About this Mac from the Apple menu and compare that number with the amount installed in the machine.

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  • Memory upgrade on iMac (Late 2006)

    I want to upgrade the memory on my iMac (Late 2006). My present memory is 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. I am getting that information from the System Profiler. That (one) module is in one Memory Slot, and the other Memory Slot is empty.
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    +Your iMac comes with at least 1 GB of Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Synchronous+
    +Dynamic Random Access (SDRAM) memory installed. You can add 1 or 2 gigabyte (GB)+
    +memory modules for a maximum of 3 GB of memory. Memory modules must meet the+
    +following specifications:+
    +* Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (SO-DIMM) format+
    +* 667 MHz, PC2-5300, DDR2 compliant (also referred to as DDR2 667)+
    +* Unbuffered and unregistered+
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    +Your iMac has a top slot and a bottom memory slot. You can add a memory module to+
    +the bottom slot and remove the memory module in the top slot to replace the+
    +installed memory. You can add a 1 GB or 2 GB memory module for a maximum of 3 GB+
    +of memory.+
    I guess I should just do as Apple suggests and add a 2GB module to the other memory slot, to maximize the total memory in the computer at 3GB. But does anybody have any alternative experiences or suggestions? Should I perhaps add another 1GB module to the other Memory Slot so that they are both equal? Has anybody tried adding 2GB to each Memory Slot? What happens? It seems odd or unbalanced to have a 1GB module and a 2GB module as Apple suggests. Any opinions from people experienced in this would be welcome, and I thank you in advance.

    Hi rosalarose
    To check how much memory you have and your memory usage go to: Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor and select System Memory.
    Your problem sounds more like a Software problem with Safari than a Hardware issue with the Memory. Instead of piggybacking on someone else's thread you should post a New Topic of your own here or in the Safari section of the Forum with a more detailed explanation of your problem.

  • How do I get more memory on my IMAC .I have 1 GIG and to run LION you need 2 GIGS?

    How do I get more memory on my IMAC .I have 1 GIG and to run LION you need 2 GIGS?

    Depends on the Mac; what model and processor is it?
     > 'about this Mac' > 'more info'
    In the first section (hardware overview) post this info;
    Nothing below that is reqd, especially not the serial number.

  • HT1423 Upgrade memory in an iMac.

    It's looking pretty straightforward to install more memory in and iMac.   Is it really that easy - for a non-teckie, that is!

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities
    It depends of the iMac. For example, the Late 2012 iMac is more difficult to install RAM because the slots aren't visible, but on an older iMac, it's so easy. Just follow the steps of that link to install memory, and look the maximum memory supported for your computer

  • HT1423 Adding memory to my iMac

    I want to add memory to my iMac and when using the built in memory selection it displayed  the following...when i searched for the PC3-10600 meeting the criteria listed all that came up was HP this correct?  Will this work?  Just want to double check before I purchase more memory.
    Thank you for any help you can provide.
    iMac (Mid 2011)
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    You said the RAM specifications for your Mid 2011 iMac, so now you only have to look for RAM.
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  • Memory upgrade on iMac 20" Early 2008

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    2) I was set up with Mac and Window partitions. I seldom use Window. How can I combine the partitions to just Mac? I'm wasting 35GB of memory in an unused Window partitions.
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    posting on a mac forum would get you more help.

  • Memory Upgrade: 27" iMac, late 2009

    Hey everyone,
    Quite late to the game, but definitely should upgrade my imac's memory from the standard 4gb - However my mac doesn't show up in the shopping aides some of the manufacturers have on their homepages, so the subject is a bit shady.
    Am I still able to track down the working hardware for this particular computer?
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    Here is the link.*8ghz-intel-quad -core-i5-%2827-inch---ddr3%29-mid-2010
    I have Yosemite install running smooth with no issue. Now I'm waiting for Kodak printer driver update.

  • HT1229 My iPhoto Library (version 8.1.2) is 280GB (greater than 50% of my 500GB total storage memory on my iMac.  It was too large for me to drag it to a new hard drive so the Apple geniuses did it for me.  However they did not delete the Library from my

    My iPhoto Library (version 8.1.2) is 280GB (greater than 50% of my 500GB total storage memory on my iMac.  It was too large for me to drag it to a new hard drive so the Apple geniuses did it for me.  However they did not delete the Library from my iMac (that's my responsibility).  I dragged it to Trash and when it started to move I clicked over to the new hard drive to confirm it had indeed been copied.  I became nervous when I didn't see among the few files on this otherwise empty new hard drive anything that resembled a 280GB Library so I cancelled the migration to trash.
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    the new backup drive
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  • How do i add more memory to my imac

    I need to add more memory to my imac and how do i go about it.

    Append the last three characters of the iMac's serial number to , load the page, and look up the required specifications and installation instructions.

  • How do I add more memory to my Imac, I only have 1GB of memory and need 2GB to download Yosemite!

    How do I add more memory to my Imac, I only have 1GB of memory and need 2GB to download Yosemite?

    This is why the question rkaufmann87 asked about your model is so important:
    [click chart to enlarge if needed]
    The list covers the early iMacs with Intel processors that shipped with either OS 10.4 or 10.5 and have only two RAM slots. As you can see, some have limits to what version of OSX you can install. If the step rkaufmann requests does not narrow down your model, you can do one more thing.
    While the "About this Mac" window is open, click the "More Info..." button at the bottom of that window to get this (assuming you are really running OS 10.5.8 as shown in your profile):
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    If your iMac shipped with only 1GB RAM, I fear it is one of the earliest models that cannot be upgraded all the way to Yosemite.

  • I want to upgrade the memory for my iMac, but on the Apple store there is no memory available for any of the iMac models. Mine has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2.4 GHz purchased about 5 years ago.

    I want to upgrade the memory for my iMac, but there is no memory available for any of the iMac models on the Apple store. I got an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2.4 GHz. I purchased it over 5 years ago, and the tecnical support expired. Can anybody tell me where I can purchase additional memory?

    Check the link below.

  • Will more memory increase my iMac performance ?

    will more memory increase my iMac performance ?

    Adding RAM only makes it possible to run more programs concurrently.  It doesn't speed up the computer nor make games run faster.  What it can do is prevent the system from having to use disk-based VM when it runs out of RAM because you are trying to run too many applications concurrently or using applications that are extremely RAM dependent.  It will improve the performance of applications that run mostly in RAM or when loading programs.

  • PNY PC3-12800 DDR3 memory work in iMac 27-inch late 2013?

    Will PNY PC3-12800 DDR3 memory work in iMac 27-inch late 2013? I am setting up a new iMac and also wondered if the iMac will read 24 GB memory. Meaning the original 4X2 and an added 8x2 = 24GB. Any advice on these two questions is appreciated.

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities
    It should work without any problem, always that it meets these specifications >
    Your Late 2013 iMac supports up to 32 GB of RAM, so you can use 24 GB of RAM without any issue. Also, you will take advantage of Dual Channel, that improves the RAM performance

  • How much memory can my iMac 27-in 2011 3.4 ghz intel core i7 take

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    Memory Slots
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    from Mactracker
    here is a link to OWC

  • Memory upgrade on iMac G3 700, help with system crashes

    I tried to do a memory upgrade on my iMac, so I bought two kingston 256 MB PC133 modules, but none will work, the system starts, but hangs in about two minutes after loading the desktop. I went back to use the older memory module wich is an spectek, but I need the upgrade, any ideas?
    Ps: Sorry about my english... I'm from Argentina... :-P

    Hi Federicomg
    The iMac 700 G3 should have been supplied with 1 stick of 256mb ram. However which is the correct type i am not sure as the Apple specifications for this model state PC100 whereas my iMac G3 700 graphite was supplied with 256 MB PC133-333 SDRAM
    Apple profiler from my iMac this is the original supplied RAM from Apple:-
    DIMM0/J13: Size: 256 MB
    Type: SDRAM
    Speed: PC133-333
    1) I would re-instal the original ram and open system profiler to see what type the ram is.
    2) Keeping the original stick in place add another stick of the new ram and look again in profiler to see if its recognised and again try the second stick to see if there's a problem with one of the sticks.
    I am currently running my iMac with a small upgrade of RAM and the additional RAM is 128MB of PC100 and i have noticed the performance improvement since adding the PC100 so it's working and i have suffered no ill effects doing this..

  • HT1423 install memory in new imac

    Just bought a new 27" iMac - New Apple iMac MD096B/A.
    How do I access the memory slots to install extra RAM?

    Disconnect the power cable there is an eject button

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