Adding RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mifka, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. mifka macrumors member


    Dec 21, 2007
    Hi! Yesturday i bought an aluminum 24" iMac with 1Gb of ram(my first Mac), but i want extend to 4 Gb. My question is if with adding ram, will it make my Mac slower become hot? And is this normal that my Mac after a hour of work becomes warm in its upside?
  2. Italchef macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    Maple, Ontario
    Adding additional RAM to your iMac is a good thing. I've maxed mine out at 4GB and it's really fast. As far as the temperature thing goes, the new aluminum design is not only cool looking but the aluminum ( as opposed to plastic) case is meant to help in cooling it as aluminum is a better conductor than plastic. The area you mention ( the upper left, in the back) is the area where you can feel the most warmth on it. Depending on how much work you're putting the iMac through, it can range in cool to very warm but never hot to the touch.
    Don't worry, everthing's fine.

  3. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    I have 2GB of RAM and I know that my iMac gets pretty hot after working for a few hours. I think it's normal.
  4. nazuk macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2007
    England, UK
    I have 4GB Ram in my iMac 2.8Ghz Alum, it too gets quite warm - but i'm not worried. It's fast, stable, and a beauty!! Enjoy! :)
  5. gorby macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
  6. Frigg macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    Add RAM to my old mini MAC

    I have an "old" mini Mac that is a littel to slow.....:mad:
    The model is Mac mini, PowerPC G4 (1.2), 1.42 GHz, with 256 MB RAM. I would like to add more RAM but can´t get help from Apple - is there some of you that have added RAM to you Mac mini? I am looking fore type, prize osv.

  7. GregE macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2007
    You probably want to check this out.
  8. kormaster macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Just added 4 gig to my 24 iMac

    It is much much faster and snappier if that makes sense... Im running VMware Fusion (XP) in the background and when i had 1 gig, it lagged abit switching from Mac to Win... but now.. its just a click away.. no wait period

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