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iMac (mid-2010) RAM upgrade issue

I recently upgraded an iMac to 16 GB of RAM using 1600 MHz clock speed sticks. It worked fine, but I came to find I was supposed to install 1333 MHz sticks instead. So I tried switching the current ...
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How can I upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and then Mavericks?

I am on iMac PowerPC with OS X 10.4.11 Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Mavericks? If so, how?
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Can I upgrade the size of my Fusion Drive from 1TB to 3TB?

I bought a new iMac last summer and went with the 1TB Fusion drive. It works well, but is already full. Is it possible to upgrade the size of the fusion drive myself? Can I buy a 3TB internal drive ...
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How to improve old, slow iMac — new SSD? Or more RAM?

I have an old iMac for the kids: iMac 8,1 Core2 Duo with 3GB (2+1) RAM that was recently upgraded it to Mavericks 10.9 It's running quite slow; free RAM is always pretty low. Apps run "OK" once ...
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iMac mid 2011 RAM upgrade compatability

Is this RAM going to be compatible with a mid 2011 iMac 21.5"?
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Can I upgrade the Radeon Pro graphics card in my iMac early-2008?

I have a 20″ early-2008 iMac with Radeon Pro (256 MB) and I wish to upgrade it. Are there any suitable (and more powerful) replacements for it (the video card)?
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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Upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks and my iMac got slower

I imagine I am not the first one to notice this problem, but unfortunately the update of Mavericks so far have not even addressed this issue. I have a late 2011 iMac, and while the transition from ...
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ram upgrade works in safe mode but not in normal mode

I have new installed 8 gb ram in to my 2010 imac i3. It kernel panic when booted, but worked when I start it in safe mode. It also shows as 12 GB ram. ( 4 Gb original and 8 gb new. ) How can I ...
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Upgrade this iMac to the latest version of Os X?

I have an iMac running 10.5.8. How well/badly do you think it would work if I upgrade to the most recent version of MacOsX (and can I leap there in one go, or do I need to first upgrade to an ...
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842 views

Upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion

Is it possible for me with a 2007 iMac running Leopard (2.16 Ghz Intel 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM) to upgrade to Mountain Lion? If not, is there any later version I can upgrade to? If I can ...
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Is there room for two drives in the 27" 2012 iMac?

I've looked around a bit, but can't find anybody saying whether there is room in the new slim iMac for an extra internal SSD. I used this tutorial about a year ago to add an additional SSD to my Mid ...
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Complete Specs for Mid-2010 iMac & Early-2011 MacBook Pro?

OK, so here I am. I've searched anywhere I could but definitely couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm thinking of performing some sort of upgrade (e.g. SSD or memory or CPU) and I'm trying to ...
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2012 iMac RAM Upgrade

I've just ordered the 27" iMac, which has user-upgradable RAM slots. There are four slots, and the default configuration that ships is two 4GB modules, and two empty spaces. Can I fill the other two ...
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Upgrade processor iMac (mid 2010 specifically)

I have a mac from mid 2010. I want to know if I can upgrade the processor from the current 3.6 Ghz dual core i3 processor to a quad core i5 or i7. There seems to be very little information on the ...
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Ordering a 21.5" iMac with a different graphics card

I've searched through the site but it seems nobody asked this. Basically, my question is: When ordering a new 21.5" iMac, is it possible to choose a different graphics card other than the listed ...
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Will Early 2009 iMac accept faster-than-spec RAM?

I am looking to upgrade the RAM on my Early 2009 iMac from 4GB to 8GB. According to the memory specifications it accepts PC3-8500 204-pin SO-DIMMs. However, will the iMac accept faster RAM (e.g. ...
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Mixing memory sizes

I'm looking at upgrading the memory in my mid-2011 iMac. Is there any problem with sticking in 2 4GB modules alongside the existing 2GB modules?
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Will this brand of third-party RAM work in my Mid 2010 iMac?

I am looking to update my iMac's Mid 2010 RAM from 4GB to 12GB and wondering if this RAM is alright to use and what is the difference between the two sets of RAM because they are the same price, both ...
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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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Is upgrading an iMac to an SSD over USB 2/FireWire an upgrade?

I bought the smallest 21" iMac model of the 2011 update cycle. I was planning on having the HDD replaced with an SSD later on. Turned out this would not be an option. So I'm either stuck with the ...
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Is it possible to install an SSD and/or another hard drive after purchase in a 27" iMac?

I'm looking at buying a new iMac 27" for university and want the hard drive + ssd but the problem is that its so expensive. So is it possible to install another hard drive without adding in the ...
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Upgrade the hdd in the new mid 2011 iMac without buying an Apple certified hdd?

It has been recently discovered that Apple uses a new 7 pin hdd connection in their mid 2011 iMacs. When a none Apple certified hdd is installed the fans kick on during boot and system fails to start. ...
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Install 10.6 over 10.5 on iMac

Currently my iMac has 10.5.8 Mac Os X installed. I want to install 10.6.6 over 10.5.8 (iMac (intel Dual core)). Do I have to do the following ?? Visit Apple Store. Buy 10.6 OS X for USD $29.00 ...