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imac 2008

  1. Giuanniello

    2008 iMac worth it?

    Long story short, got a 2008 20" Core2 Duo iMac with 4GB RAM and an apparently soon to die HD, the owner reported not booting on some occasions, I dunno if this particular model had issues so I might think to tear it apart and stuff a 1TB HD inside it and use it to store data, remote backup for...
  2. L

    is Sierra the highest OS version that can be hacked onto an early 2008 iMac?

    Thought I'd pop in and ask a 2 part question here about unsupported versions of OS X/macOS being hacked onto an Early 2008 iMac [8,1]... So... 1. Is Sierra or High Sierra the highest unsupported OS that can be loaded onto such a beast? and 2. Is RAM still stuck at 6GB reliably? The last...
  3. aloum

    2008 IMac restore

    I have a 2008 IMac that boots into windows 7 Enterprise. I bought it used and don't know the password. I have tried so many things to reset the windows password but no luck, because it was linked to a domain and the both the Admin and the Administrator accounts are disabled. I went to restore it...
  4. Poncho

    Help with SMC

    As of a week ago, my iMac will either shut itself off when asleep or, if closed down properly, will not start up when I press the power button the back. This behaviour is intermittent. It will start up if I reset the SMC by taking the power cord out, wait 15 secs then plug it back in. So...
  5. B

    Help please! Prohibitory Sign installing Leopard os x after using dban on 2008 imac

    Hi everyone, So I got an imac from work after we upgraded all of the computers. Its a mid 2008 imac, it was running os x Leopard 10.5.8 prior. Apparently they used DBAN on it to wipe out private/sensitive information. I tried burning a .dmg file for leopard 10.5 installation on my pc laptop...
  6. T

    Imac 8.1 no QuartzGl

    Hello I have an imac 8.1 24 "early 2008 with a defective 8800gs, I purchased a nvidia fx3600m, I flashed with nvflash and this rom files (http://gilles.aurejac.free.fr/imac_mxm/8800gs-imac81.rom.zip), but can not start imac with nvidia drivers. then I turned off the GPU drivers and then...
  7. L

    iMac 2008 not booting

    Hello, My grandad gave me his old 2007 iMac last year, i have been using it since and it works just fine, the only problem is that it can't play back 60fps (stutters ALOT), this is due to the underpowered graphics card (specs below). My friend has an 2008 iMac which he doesn't use anymore and it...
  8. neasuciu

    iMac 20' early 2008 - HDD problem?

    Hi, guys! I have an issue with my oldest Apple Machine. About a week ago a few apps wont start. Also the booting time was about 3 to 5 minutes. And it had a noise, like something was forcing hardware up to the limit. Although Activity Monitor said that the Processor was at least 50% free and the...
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    iMac 24 Early 2008 8800m gs

    Hello everyone, I have an iMac 24 'early 2008 with the 8800M GS (I do not have to clear that my video card is defective ^^), I would like to know sil it is possible to mount another video card? Apparently I can install a 9800M GT (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?topic=11099.0). But should I...