Vintage iMac HD/CPU options

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Unorthodox, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

    Unorthodox

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    I recently acquired a working 233MHz iMac.
    I think this is the original iMac.
    It is according to Mactraker anyway....

    I'm going to upgrade the RAM to 256 MB.
    I also want to upgrade the 4GB HD.
    How high can I go?
    What kind of HD should I get?
    Does anyone know what model HD I should look for?

    Edit: I'm also looking into upgrading the CPU. Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816

    frankblundt

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    Any 3.5" IDE drive - it will only format up to 128GB tho (which is what you get if you put a 160GB in for example). I like Seagate.

    Install guide (and a bunch of other upgrade info) here
     
  3. Unorthodox thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unorthodox

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    Thanks fo the info.

    Next Q...
    Do you think this 7200 RPM HD will run to hot?

    And do you know of any good websites that have info/parts on upgrading the CPU?
     
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    no idea on cpu upgrades, but been running a 7200rpm drive in a 350 slot load for years with no problems. running 10.3.x is very usable with 256mb of memory.

    good luck!
     

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