New iMac Ram?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by icetraxxg5, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2002
    Commerce Township
    It says there are 2 slots for ram in the new iMac and it says only one is accessible to the user. How do I get access to the other slot? Can I?
  2. frescies macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Take it in

    You shouldn't access the slot yourself... Doing so detaches crucial thermal sinks in your case, which many here have let me know when I asked the same question. You will need torx screwdrivers, the ability to live with voiding your warrantee, and special Thermal Pads (which MUST be replaced if you open your imac beyond the user serviceable panel!!!). Once you have all of that then there is a slot on the motherboard for a standard PC100 SDRAM chip (up to 512mb).
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    frescies is right so if your looking into a new imac have the factory fill that 1st slot with 512 then you can always add ram later in the 2nd.
  4. timbloom macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2002
    I just plain suggest not opening the bottom case other than the user servicable part too. There are so many fragile compnents in there, that if you do not line up the bottom and top cases correcly when putting it back together, you have a "not-worth-it" chance of ruining a component or hurting a cable. Also, the heat transfering issue too should be enough to stop you there.

    I was a service tech, quitting just recently to go back to college, but if you don't have the Apple service stuff to do it, don't even waste your time. Have them do it, or BTO it that way, even the bottom slot too, max it all out when you get it. :D

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