first time iMac buyer, need help

LondonGooner

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Original poster
Oct 14, 2006
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So im gonna buy my first iMac in a couple of weeks, because the new one looks great (have a macbook already).
But i have a number of questions (im going for the 2.4gig 20' one)

1. how easy is it to upgrade the memory? i feel the 4gb upgrade is stupidly priced...ive upgraded my macbook from 512 to 2gb, and it was a piece of cake. any know how easy it is with the new iMac?
any brands i should consider for memory?

2. how well does bootcamp run Vista? basically i will only need it for using word & running Lord of the Rings online game. Will this cause a problem?

3. should i wait for leapord? the earliest i can buy the iMac is September 8th (new month on credit card lol) ... how long is this till the expected release of the new OS?
 

GNice

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Aug 7, 2007
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So im gonna buy my first iMac in a couple of weeks, because the new one looks great (have a macbook already).
But i have a number of questions (im going for the 2.4gig 20' one)

1. how easy is it to upgrade the memory? i feel the 4gb upgrade is stupidly priced...ive upgraded my macbook from 512 to 2gb, and it was a piece of cake. any know how easy it is with the new iMac?
any brands i should consider for memory?

2. how well does bootcamp run Vista? basically i will only need it for using word & running Lord of the Rings online game. Will this cause a problem?

3. should i wait for leapord? the earliest i can buy the iMac is September 8th (new month on credit card lol) ... how long is this till the expected release of the new OS?
I can only answer your first question. The memory is super, super easy to upgrade. I bought my iMac with the standard 1GB of RAM. I ordered a 2GB SO-DIMM by OWC from macsales and popped it in machine with no problems. Just a few seconds to install and I was off and running.
 

l33r0y

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Aug 7, 2007
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So im gonna buy my first iMac in a couple of weeks, because the new one looks great (have a macbook already).
But i have a number of questions (im going for the 2.4gig 20' one)

1. how easy is it to upgrade the memory? i feel the 4gb upgrade is stupidly priced...ive upgraded my macbook from 512 to 2gb, and it was a piece of cake. any know how easy it is with the new iMac?
any brands i should consider for memory?
Kinston, Crucial, Corsair... Just search the forums - there are plenty of threads concerning memory.

You need DDR2 PC5300, 667 MHz, unbuffered, non-ECC, 200pin SO-DIMMs (the same type used in the Macbook Pro).
2. how well does bootcamp run Vista? basically i will only need it for using word & running Lord of the Rings online game. Will this cause a problem?
No :)

3. should i wait for leapord? the earliest i can buy the iMac is September 8th (new month on credit card lol) ... how long is this till the expected release of the new OS?
Leopard is due out in October.