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Installing more RAM on a mac?

Asked by johnny0313x (1840points) March 31st, 2010

I have an Imac that I bought about a year ago an only have 1GB of ram. Id like to upgrade to 4GB. It seems like a pretty easy thing to do, just pop off three screw remove the old ram and plug in the new then start the computer back up. Is it really this easy? I would rather not pay someone to do it if thats really all there is to it. Is this something best left for experts?

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earthduzt's avatar

its very simple, I would never pay anyone to put RAM in, will take you litterally 5 mins…just make sure you get the right kind for the computer…pop the old out, put the new in…close case..voila you’re done!

gtreyger's avatar

Don’t forget to make sure that you are well grounded before you touch any RAM. Last thing you want to do is fry your memory before you install it. Also, buy it in same size chunks. So, if you are installing 4 GB get 2 2GB sticks.

simpleD's avatar

It’s very easy. Lay the iMac face down on a soft, secure surface. A short Phillips head screwdriver is all you need. A grounding wrist strap is helpful, but you only need to discharge any personal static by touching something that’s grounded – like a cold water pipe, or any bit of metal that you might normally get a shock from. And don’t drag your feet across the shag carpet before you do the work.

I recommend Data Memory Systems for the best prices and lifetime warranty. Crucial is another great source.

ratboy's avatar

As you can see, it’s very simple.

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