memory on a 2.0ghz 20" iMac?

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  1. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    How hard is it to upgrade memory on a 20" iMac 2.0ghz? ANyone ever do it?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    You have to undo three screws on the bottom (not all the way,m they are captured screws), lay the machine flat on its screen (a non-marring surface like a towel on a clean desk is recommended). The whole back comes off the machine bottom first, "hinging" up at the top.

    Then there are just two angled DIMM sockets to put the RAM in. Warning - do not attempt to install RAM with heat spreaders on them - you'll break the sockets, there isn't room.

    The only tricky bit is getting the barbed catches on the top edge to engage as you lay the back of the machine back down on it. Helps to havs a 2nd person just holding the top in place.

    Easy job.
     
  3. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    CanadaRAM's description is for the iMac G5. If you've got an Intel iMac, it's a little different, but still really easy. You don't take the whole back off, there's just a little panel with two screws on the bottom of the machine. You take it off and there are two slots for RAM. It really couldn't be any easier. There are pictorial instructions for adding RAM on the bottom of the "foot" of the iMac.
     

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