Bondi Blue iMac 233 Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maxvamp, May 22, 2005.

  1. maxvamp macrumors 6502a

    maxvamp

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    Hello all,

    I picked up a perfectly good iMac 233 ( I believe Rev B since it has a 10-98 made date ) at a garage sale this weekend for $25.

    I have done a couple of upgrades with parts laying around the house ( 80 GB Hard Disc, Slot load DVD Burner ). I plan on putting Yellow Dog Linux on it. The one thing that has me a bit confused is the way the thing takes memory. It looks like it has two slots, one which takes a standard NoteBook SO-DIMM, the other looks a it more proprietary.

    I was wondering if anyone had tips and advice to update the memory on this beast. I would like to take it to 256, and LOVE to take it to 512 MB.

    Any tips and advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Max.
     
  2. maxvamp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    maxvamp

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    BTW:

    Anyone have any experience with Yellow Dog Linux?

    Max.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Some Bondi's will take 2 x 256 Mb modules, some will only take 128 + 256. No way to tell from the outside. If it's a Rev B you have a better chance.

    Both sockets are SODIMM standard. The other empty socket off to the side you are looking at is the VRAM socket.

    You have to remove the board with the upper RAM socket in order to expose the lower RAM socket.
     

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