2008 iMac 20 inch

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  1. rabbitjetta macrumors member

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    I am looking at getting a 2008 iMac 20 inch with 2gb of ram and the 2.4ghz core 2 duo processor. I was wondering what you have done to make it faster. I was looking at getting 4gb of ram and then adding a secondary SSD where the optical drive is. What are some of the things that you have done and what would you recommend doing to it?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can actually use up to 6GB of RAM on that model.

    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
    • By visiting EveryMac.com: Actual Maximum RAM
    • By using Mactracker
    • By entering your serial number here to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify.)
    Also, this may help: Performance tips for Mac OS X
     
  3. rabbitjetta thread starter macrumors member

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    I might go for the 6gb how would i do that a 4gb stick and a 2gb one?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep. Or 2x4GB.
     
  5. rabbitjetta thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the help i can't wait to get it. I need it because my macbook pro doesn't have the power to do a lot of photo and video editing.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You may want to check out those performance tips for your MBP. Mine does everything I need it to do.
     
  7. rabbitjetta thread starter macrumors member

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    i just want something that is bigger and has better graphics and faster.
     

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