I just bought a 20" iMac Core Duo!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by odedia, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. odedia macrumors 6502a

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    Woohoo, this is my first Mac ever, i'm REALLY excited about all of this! :)

    I've been wanting to buy a Macbook pro for the last few weeks, but after considering the fact that is was more expensive, all the various user complaints (mostly about the heat, which I find not acceptable), the fact that portability was not THAT important to me, and after seeing that beautiful iMac in the display, I said "what the heck!".

    Unfortunatly, I'll have to way a couple of days to get it shipped (and they killed me at the price... Israel is a bad place to buy an Apple computer...)

    Regardless, I am VERY pleased. Hope I'd enjoy it as much as all of you! :)

    Oded S.
     
  2. odedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Quick question: Can I buy a 1Gb crucial memory and have it added to the current 512MB and thus having a total of 1.5GB of RAM? or will the total be just 1GB of ram? I remember back in the SDRAM days, the memory cards had to be the same, or else you'd be forced down to the smallest quantity.

    Thanks!
     
  3. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you could add 1GB to the 512MB already there for a total of 1.5GB.

    That's what I have on my iMac G5, and it runs very nice! Enjoy your iMac!
     
  4. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    A 20" iMac Core Duo with 1.5GB of RAM will be awesome! Congratulations and best of luck with the new machine!
     
  5. yoak macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations. As you can see from another thread here, I´m exactly in the same position as you. I will order mine any day now. When I saw that screen in the shop next to the MBP, I was sold
     
  6. nutmac macrumors 68030

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    Crucial's way overpriced. Save some dough and get memory from Data Memory or OWC.
     
  7. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations. The guides and forums here have helped me a lot since I've had my mini.
     
  8. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on your purchase ! You're going to love that new iMac and the experience of powering on your very first Mac.

    I also second the suggestion to buy memory from www.datamem.com as crucial is overpriced.
     
  9. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Congrats on your purchase! I know you're going to love it. :D Be sure to post some pictures of your setup when you get a chance!
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congratulations on the purchase of your fine new machine odedia! :)

    As others have said, check out www.datamem.com for some good deals on RAM for your new iMac Core Duo.
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, we love to see pictures of fellow MR members setups. :)
     
  12. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    I also just ordered a 20" iMac Core Duo. I got it refurbished from Apple for $1449. I also got a gig of RAM for $90. The system is for my parents. It is replacing a 500 mhz slotload iMac with 640 mb RAM. Talk about a step up. I ordered it today (Tuesday 3/28) and with free shipping it will be here on Friday. Needless to say, I'm thrilled!
     
  13. yoak macrumors 65816

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    Hello again.
    I just ordered a 20" iMac last night, can´t wait to get my hands on it. Lining in Norway it do tend to take awhile before one actually recive ones Mac.
    I got the 256 grafics card, so that added a few days to my shippment.
    Post your experience when it arrives
     
  14. davori macrumors newbie

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    new imac soon need some advice

    I'm getting a new 20" iMac yey :) Im planning on getting the real deal, so the full 2gb and the 500gb hdd and the 256mb gfx card :) Anyone have anything i should know before i put up the extra money? Also does anybody know what virtual-pc will be like for the the intel chips (when it comes out?) will it emulate hardware as it did with the powerpcs or will it actually use the hardware? Im pretty into my games so really want to play games on my iMac but i dont want to install XP just yet before all the bugs and dodginess is sorted out :rolleyes: Ok thanks :)

    Dav:D
     
  15. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Yay, it always makes me so happy to hear about someone's first Mac. :)

    To my knowledge, VirtualPC isn't UB, and definitely won't be using x86.

    Now that I think about it, I don't know how that works. If VirtualPC is running under Rosetta, and emulating x86 at the same time... better find a fallout shelter. :eek:
     
  16. Agathon macrumors 6502a

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    I just got my 17" 2 days ago. It is the finest computer I have ever used, and the finest piece of consumer hardware I have ever owned bar none.

    One small piece of advice. Make sure that you have at least a gigabyte of RAM in the iMac. My one complaint about Apple is that they never ship their computers with enough memory in them.

    I met this guy at the Apple Store the other day who loved his MacBook Pro but complained about the spinning beachball and occasional slowdowns. Turns out that he was only using the stock 512 MB of RAM. I explained to him how OS X loves RAM and he bought another gig right there.. his computer should absolutely scream now.
     
  17. yoak macrumors 65816

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    So true, remember when I got the extra 512 stick in my ibook. Huge difference
     
  18. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Congrats on your purchase, it's going to be one speedy machine...
     

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