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Is there a difference between the “configurable” and installable memory limit?

On Apple's iMac page, it says: Configurable to 8GB (all models) or 16GB (select models) However both Apple's iMac: How to remove or install memory page and Crucial.com indicate that all of the ...
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How to share internet connection via thunderbolt?

I have a recent iMac and will buy a new MacBook Air. And I'm finding fastest way to connect internet to the Air. Wi-Fi is still too slow and USB-Ethernet converter offers only 100-Mbit speed. But both ...
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Making good use of HD + SSD combo on a new iMac

I am setting up a new iMac that has a 2 terabyte hard drive and a 256GB SSD drive. The Operating System came installed on the SSD drive. My intention was to put the OS on the HD based on its longer ...
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How can I find the product key of Office 2011 after restoring from backup?

I had to restore my iMac from a Time Machine backup. Everything seemed fine until I tried to start Office 2011 and it is asking me to re-enter my product key. I am trying to locate my key (I believe ...
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Why does my iMac reboot every day at the same time?

Every evening around 10:30, my iMac just stops and restarts. It's not a power outage because another iMac next to it (same plug) is not affected. I'm thinking maybe a service that's set to run at ...
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Diagnosing iMac hard crashes

OS X 10.7.x, (updated to 10.7.2 when it became available last week); Quad Core iMac. Hard crashing about every 2 or 3 weeks, except had one yesterday and another today, 5 times total so far. Mouse ...
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Does Apple offer fanless macs or imacs?

Does Apple offer fanless desktop machines in its current lineup? I could not find any information searching for this.
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iMac running too hot?

I noticed my mid-2011 Core i5 iMac felt a bit too hot on the back. So i checked my iStat dashboard widget, Here are the temperatures: HD: 52 degrees celsius CPU: 49 Ambient: 35 GPU Diode: 55 GPU ...
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iMac going in and out of sleep every few seconds

If I put my iMac (2011, i7) to sleep, it'll wake up after 5 seconds, then go back to sleep after a few seconds, and repeat constantly. The only way to stop it is to restart. This seems to be happening ...
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iMac inconsistenly hanging and showing beach ball

This past week, I've been having constant problems with my 2007 Aluminium iMac (2.4GHz, 3GB memory, 320GB HDD). I've been downloading using Transmission, and when (sometimes) stopping or starting a ...
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Why some RAM for the iMac 27 inch is 1.5V and some are 1.35V?

I just got a new iMac 27 inch, and from http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1423#1 http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=746859E0A5CA7304 if I buy those 8GB, then I can add them to the ...
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How can I fix these intermittent problems with wi-fi on my iMac?

I have several computers at home but only my iMac is having wi-fi problems - around once a day wi-fi stops responding. When I turn my wireless off and immediately back on, it works again. Is this a ...
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Put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep?

I like to use vnc on my ipad on my bed. I want the mac to go to a black screen so I can fall asleep while using the ipad, and not have to get up to shut down the mac afterwards. Is there anyway to ...
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Can I make my iMac output audio to the speakers when headphones are plugged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you switch between built-in audio and headphone audio without unplugging? When I plug in my headphones the built in speakers are no longer an option for audio ...
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Can an 2009 iMac have an odd total amount of RAM?

I have an iMac 20-inch early 2009 model. There is 2 GB of RAM (2 x 1 GB sticks). Can I upgrade the amount of memory to 3 GB, replacing just one of the two RAM sticks?
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How much RAM can a 2007 iMac hold?

The box says I can add up to 3 GB (for a total of 4GB), but is this restriction hardware based, or because of the operating system? If I upgrade to OS X 10.6 or higher, can I increase the RAM to 8 GB ...
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iMac Scrambled Graphics Issues - Hardware or Software?

I have a 27" iMac, Mid 2011 (3.4Ghz i7, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB) and I am experiencing the following intermittent issues, which are solved each time by a restart: When watching video with either ...
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Mouse pointer intermittently jumps to corner of screen

I recently got two new Macs, an iMac (with magic trackpad) and a MacbookAir (both the most recent models - mid 2011 and both with Lion). They are both suffering from the same issue so I don't think ...
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External HDD Unmounted After Sleep

I have the new iMac 21,5" and a Samsung G3 Station 1,5TB external HDD. When I plug my HDD, connecting to energy and via USB, no problems, Mac OS recognizes it and I can use it normally. The problem ...
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Screen sharing between a MacBook Pro and an iMac

I have an iMac 21.5" and a MacBook pro. How can I connect the macbook pro to use the iMac's screen?
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External hard drive seems to block applications randomly

Since updating to OSX Lion on my late 2009 iMac, I have noticed some strange behaviour while using my computer. Every hour or so (I'm not actually sure about this pattern), the application that I am ...
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Is a quad-core i5 or i7 27" iMac a viable upgrade from a 2008 2.8ghz octacore Mac Pro 3,1?

I currently have a 3,1 Mac Pro with dual quad xeon CPUs, 20GB RAM, 1TB SSD (8x256gb in two RAID 10 groups), ATI 5770, running Lion. I currently have every DVD and BluRay I own ripped to a set of ...
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What is a good processor speed for FCP 6 real-time playback?

I currently have a 2.2GHz dual-core macbook pro (2007) and it doesn't seem to work very well with HDV 720p real-time playback. I am looking into buying a new iMac this or next year. What would be a ...
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Windows on an iMac: unable to change keyboard layouts

I dual boot Windows 7 and MacOS X on my iMac. Recently I needed to type some text in a non-English keyboard layout in Windows. I installed the second keyboard layout the way I usually do, but when I ...
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How do I capture video in real time from a Canon 5D Mark II to iMac in Final Cut Pro?

We really need your help. We are shooting a movie and searching for a solution how to capture video from HDMI port of Canon 5D Mark II to an iMac 27 inch in real time. The iMac doesn't have an HDMI ...
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iMac SDD+HDD - noise?

If the new 2011 iMac is equiped with SSD and HDD at the same time, is HDD running (so fan on) even at times when HDD not used for a longer period? Context: I need the computer to be really silent ...
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Is there a imac mail app available?

Is there a mail app for imac ? Closest thing I can find is thunderbird. Something similar to the iphone mail app ?
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Is it bad when my iMac is constantly on?

Is it bad if I never shutdown my computer? I am asking solely terms of hardware so let's assume my software is stable and I reboot regularly to clean up software errors. If running constantly is ...
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Console + iMac 27" 2011 External Display

Can i use the iMac 27" mid 2011 as an external display for, let's say, a Playstation 3? Is this possible for the latest iMac?
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How to migrate data to new iMac with SSD + HD?

I just got a new iMac with 256G SSD + 2T regular HD. The data on my old computer is bigger than 256G Not only that, but the Migration Assistant seems to want to migrate-to the SSD only. Advice? ...
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What is the difference between thunderbolt and displayport iMacs when used as monitors?

Somewhat confused by the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort compatibility rules, and the apple store people were unhelpful, so I ask here (maybe I should ask here first :) Hopefully we can come to a ...
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Target Display Mode + Teleport with Thunderbolt iMac and Mac mini running Lion

I've set up Screen Sharing, so I can see Teleport is working... But I can't get it to work if I use Target Display Mode. Here's what I tried: ⌘+F2 with Teleport's mouse on the iMac. ...
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Why has my iMac gotten slower for the past few months?

My iMac has gotten slow lately. The (wireless) keyboard lags if I type while a program or dialog box is opening. A couple of Chrome tabs crash every day. A few days ago, Preview and TextEdit started ...
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Hard drive is failing, iMac is freezing?

So this is my third hard drive that I installed on my intel Mac OS X desktop (made in 2007), and I installed Western Digital Black Caviar (which is supposed to last 3 yrs, I believe). But the hard ...
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How to make my iMac recognize my USB external hard drive?

I just bought a new Seagate hard drive for Time Machine backups. I plugged it into my iMac and the hard drive never showed up in Finder. The drive does not appear in Disk Utility and the command ...
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iMac not logging probably due to keychains problem

iMac OS X Lion. I have 2 accounts with password. On the first account, I was messing up the keychains thing. If I recall correctly, I think I deleted all private keys I had and added exported keys ...
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iMac Lion not logging in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iMac not logging probably due to keychains problem iMac OS X Lion here. I have two accounts in the iMac. Both with password. I'm not sure what happened, but now, when ...
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Change brightness on iMac in target display mode

Recent iMacs support a "target display" mode, where you can connect another Mac using a DisplayPort cable, and the iMac will function as an external monitor. This used to work fine, however now if ...
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Will my iMac stay on if I use it's display in target display mode for a Mac mini?

I have the new iMac and need a Mac mini. Is it easy to switch the display back and forth or do I have to plug and unplug? Also.. Will the Mac mini continue to run in headless mode when I'm using the ...
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After Lion installation, Safari occasional unresponsive, won't take input

Since installing Lion, I've had Safari 5.1 become unresponsive to input several times on two different machines (both iMacs, in different locations). I don't see anything in the forums I quickly ...
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How can I use iMac internet in my iPod touch?

I don't have a Wi-Fi connection here. Is there a way to connect to the internet from my iMac with my iPod touch?
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Second monitor on iMac not working with Lion

I have a mid-2011 Thunderbolt 21.5" iMac. A secondary monitor is connected to the iMac with a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable (a single cable, not an adaptor and cable). When I was running Snow ...
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How bad is it for a Mac to forcefully restart it when it freezes?

I have a 2011 27" iMac running OS X Lion. There is a known bug when iMac, after waking up from sleep mode, freezes while playing video (Flash in my case). It does not respond to any key combination ...
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Mirror (replicate) an iMac to a 2nd iMac

I have two 27" iMac's running Mac OS X Version 10.6.7 with the following specs: Hardware Overview: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac10,1 Processor Name: Intel ...
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App for eye-friendly eBook reading on iMac or MacBook?

Is there any program that allows a user to read eBooks or PDFs in a way that does not bother the eyes, pretty much like what Kindle does? Maybe by reducing the illumination of the monitor and using ...
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If I'm not a gamer, what are the reasons I might need a higher-end GPU?

I'm buying a 27" iMac and having trouble understanding why I may need a higher-end GPU over the next 4-5 years (intended usage). I do lots of picture editing (Photoshop, Lightroom), movie playing ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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27" iMac w/ Thunderbolt in Target Display Mode

The new Thunderbolt Display offers multiple USB ports, a FireWire 800 port, and a gigabit Ethernet port to computers hooked up to it all through one Thunderbolt cable, enabling, for example, a MacBook ...
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Can the current (08/2011) 27" iMac support two extra screens without additional hardware?

I am currently considering a new iMac, but I was wondering if this would be able to support two extra monitors. The setup I am considering: iMac built-in 27" monitor. Current Dell 27" monitor @ ...
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Speeding up iMac (early 2006

I have an early 2006 iMac, the first with Intel CPU and now I am looking for speeding it up a little. I maxed out the RAM (2G) and my only other option is to install an SSD drive there. First of ...