Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 9:36 PM (in response to YellowMellow)
I don't see a 24" model for 2006. look for the model identifier (iMac7,1 or similar). If it is a Core2Duo you may be able to use 6GB of RAM and a SSD would really speed things up but you'll be limited to a 1.5Gbs link speed. If it is working fine and you have $300 you wouldn't mind spending you might get a few more years of useful life from your system.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to RRFS)
Thanks for input . Yes it's iMac24 late 2006 , iMac 6,1 . I had already upgraded RAM to 4GB (I know system sees only 3GB , installed are 2 x 2GB of RAM ) . If not SSD , than I'm looking for reliable drive 250-500GB max ,7200 or 5400 rpm and I'm would like to do it myself .
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to YellowMellow)
Here's a step by step guide http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing+iMac+Intel+24-Inch+EMC+2111+Hard+Drive+Re placement/5211/1
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to Mike Sombrio)
Thanks , now I only need to choose the drive , any recomendations are welcome. Thank You
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to YellowMellow)
I can't recommend a specific drive but I would look here http://eshop.macsales.com/
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to YellowMellow)
Tearing down and reassembling an iMac is not for a newbie or novice.
Most seasoned Mac upgraders, like myself, avoid working inside these newer iMacs.
There are lots of different fasteners and connectors to disconnect and reconnect. Some of the connections are delicate and finicky/fiddly.
If you damage something or connect up something wrong and brick your iMac for good, you'll be out of luck and looking to purchase another iMac.
You have been warned.