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What model iMac do I have?

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Jerry Kaiser Calculating status...
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Mar 10, 2009 9:43 AM
Greetings.

I'm trying to find out how much RAM I can add to this machine, which I purchased used.

Can you tell me what generation it is...and how much RAM it can take? I know it has 2 512 MB in it now.
Thanks.

Model Name: Mac
Model Identifier: M50ADP1,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: AAPLM501.0060.B00
Dual Core2 iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 250 GB
  • Splitusa Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2009 10:37 AM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    Hello Jerry,

    I would go to the website:
    http://www.crucial.com/mac/index.aspx

    There you can download the Mac Crucial System Scanner tool. All it does is scans you computer to see how many ram slots you have, What slots are empty, whats the max ram you can have, What kind of ram you need and even a link to buy the ram online.

    Hope this helps

    -Josh
    iMac 24" Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Geordie Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 2:00 PM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    Hi Jerry -

    Is it a white iMac with a 17" screen? If so, your iMac's maximum RAM is likely to be 2GB with the specs below -

    667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300, SO DIMM 200-pin

    Try [this|http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=iMac%201.83GHz%20Intel% 20Core%202%20Duo%20%2817-inch%29&pl=Apple&cat=RAM] link - the 2GB kit looks pretty cheap.

    Hope this helps.
    iMac/24inch/3.06Ghz/10.5.5 + Powerbook/15inch/867mhz/10.4.11
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,500 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 3:24 PM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    The iMacs with the 1.83 GHz processors, Early 2006 (Core Duo), Mid 2006 (Core Duo) and Late 2006 CD (Core 2 Duo), are limited to 2 GB of RAM. The Late 2006 (Core 2 Duo) with 2 GHz & 2.16 GHz processors can use 3 GB.
    17" iMac Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2 Gb RAM
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,500 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 3:27 PM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    Jerry,

    If you can locate your manual the memory specifications will be there. If you cannot manuals are online at:

    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#imac

    Regards,
    Roger
    Imac Mid 2007 2.8 Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), LaCie 320, 500 and 750 Quadra D2's, iPod, Airport Extreme, Airport Express
  • ADW Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 4:18 PM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    Try this:

    Apple menu>About this Mac>More Info>Hardware>Memory.

    This should list the slots and what is in them.
    20" Intel iMac, 12" G4 iBook (OS 10.4.11), Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • musashi88 Level 2 Level 2 (455 points)
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    Mar 10, 2009 5:45 PM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    Hi Jerry
    Go to this page:http://www.apple.com/support/imac/intel/
    and type in your serial number (About this Mac>click on Version>click on Build) then click on the memory Specs link.
    iMac 2.4 GHZ Alum 20", Mac OS X (10.5.6), Macbook 13.3", iMac 2006 Intel 17" 1.8HZ, Comstar 500, iPod Touch
  • Geordie Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Mar 11, 2009 8:14 AM (in response to Dah•veed)
    Jerry -

    You say in your original post your Mac is 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo which is why I reckon it can take a max of 2GB RAM. The link I was talking about can be accessed by clicking on the blue word "this". I hate posting huge long links but here it is -

    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=iMac%201.83GHz%20Intel%20Core% 202%20Duo%20%2817-inch%29&pl=Apple&cat=RAM
    iMac/24inch/3.06Ghz/10.5.5 + Powerbook/15inch/867mhz/10.4.11
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,500 points)
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    Mar 11, 2009 9:24 AM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    Jerry, do you have a Combo drive: read/write CD, read only DVD; or a Super drive: read/write CD & DVD?

    I ask because the only Core 2 Duo at 1.83 MHz was the low end 17" Late 2006 with a limited graphics onboard chipset and a Combo drive. It can only address 2 GB of RAM. If you install 3 GB of RAM the System Profiler can see all the RAM, but the CPU can only address 2 GB.

    The model number is MA710LL, the machine number is iMac 5,2
    17" iMac Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2 Gb RAM
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,500 points)
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    Mar 11, 2009 11:02 AM (in response to Jerry Kaiser)
    I have found a website that mentions your model iMac. It seems that there were 1.83 GHz late 2006 iMacs! Most other sites list only 2 and 2.16 GHz models.

    http://www.apple-history.nl/imaclate06.html

    So your machine should be able to address 3 GB of RAM. You can have a 1 GB in one slot and a 2 GB RAM module in the second slot. Apple has always said to place the smaller capacity module in the slot closest to the display, when using mismatched capacities.
    17" iMac Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2 Gb RAM
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