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Friday January 27, 2006 2:02 pm

iMac Core Duo: Easiest RAM Installation Ever


Intel Core Duo RAM Install

Yesterday, we gave your our impressions of the new iMac Core Duo. In the article, we mentioned that we desperately needed to upgrade from the stock 512 MB RAM the system ships with, up to 2 GB because of the kind of work we do. After thinking about it, we realized that the RAM installation for the new iMac is the easiest we have ever done. Apple has truly made it easy to upgrade the latest iMac - and it is exponentially easier than the last one, where installing RAM frustrated us to no end.

As seen in the image above, the RAM slot is at the bottom of the computer. All you need to do is unscrew a small panel, insert the RAM, and screw the panel back on. It really couldn’t be simpler. We removed the 512 MB stick, and installed two 1 GB chips in under a minute. We applaud you, Apple. We have a better image of the RAM slot after the jump.



Intel Core Duo RAM Install

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Forum Discussion

Hey Andru,

What kind of RAM did you buy for your new iMac Core Duo?  Apple wants $600 for 2G, which is way too much.

Also, do you know if the iMac requires Heat Spreaders with the RAM.

Many thanks,

Rod

Rod -

I just went to Crucial.com and bought from there. DDR 667 PC 5300 SODIMMs. I dont think they make SODIMMs with heat spreaders.

The $600 that Apple asks for is absurd. Just buy elsewhere and install yourself. You will save over $300.

Do you think it would be best to buy the laptop memory from someone else too?

Apple is charging a crapload for memory in it’s new macbooks.

I have 2 question though, Should I get 1 gig preinstalled and bite the bullet and then buy another 1 gig stick later,

or just deal with 512 mb card that automatically comes with the macbook and buy two 1 gig sticks later..

hmmmm….

I would never, ever buy RAM from Apple. That includes upgrades in a pre-configured machine.

Seems like this thread has been inactive for such a long time. Think topic should be closed by the moderators. This had been here for years already..


Regards,
marykeens
PrÍt travaux

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Comments:

wow - so it’s now as easy to install ram in a mac notebook as it has been on most PC notebooks for the last 3-5 years.

Looks like the king of closed box computing is catching up to the rest of the industry where people are assumed intelligent enough to perform an upgrade

Just head to Crucial.com and search there.


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