3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2009 6:05 PM by den.thed
DarK-ForcE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey guys!

So pretty much i have a friend wanting me to install 2gb modules into there mac's she knows nothing about hardware and i have limited mac hardware knowledge.

She has told me the Mac identifier of the systems
imac 4-1 and 5-1

What i need to know is what type of RAM do these take and do they clock down eg will 800 go down to 667 for example. Also do they take normal size ram or SODIMM

Also is there any manuals to open them? im going into this blind lol im pretty fast and working things out but would prefer to do a bit of reseach before hand

Cheers guys,
Darkie

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  • 1. Re: Upgrading RAM in imac 4-1 and 5-1
    macbig Level 4 Level 4 (1,680 points)
    If your friends Identifier is correct (4,1) that machine is an early 2001 imac and has a MAX RAM 0F
    1 GB.
    It came with just 64MB RAM on the motherboard (I don't know if that one is upgradeable. Even if it is you do not want to open that can of worms ) and you can easily add Ram just by removing an access cap on the back of the computer. It takes PC-100 3.3V 168-pin SDRAM. Before you do anything, go Crucial.com and run their scanner. It will tell you what you need to now. (I sure hope you have not already bought a 2GB module. Good luck.

    FYI-you posted this on the MacBook Pro forum. Should have been on Imac.
  • 2. Re: Upgrading RAM in imac 4-1 and 5-1
    DarK-ForcE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks bud haha no haven't purchased the ram yet

    Can a mod please move it?

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  • 3. Re: Upgrading RAM in imac 4-1 and 5-1
    den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,920 points)
    Hi DarK-ForcE

    No 800MHz is the wrong ram for the 4,1 and 5,1 Intel iMac models, they use PC2-5300 667MHz 200pin modules and you need to find out exactly which iMac she has?

    1. The 2006 Early Core Duo's and all the 17" 2006 Mid and Late Core 2 Duo's only support 2GB of ram, a 1GB module in each slot.
    see > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1432

    2. The 2006 20 and 24" Late Core 2 Duo's will only support 3GB of ram, but can take a 2GB module in each slot.
    see > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2821

    Dennis