Got my dad's old iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shahar0z, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. shahar0z macrumors newbie

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    Hi! My dad bought a new pc and brought me his late 2009 2.9ghz dual core due 24" iMac.
    I work with video and I wouldnt mind having a desktop for long renders and stuff. I'm thinking about buying an ssd and upgrading the ram. Is there anything else you think I should add? It doesn't have usb3 or thunderbolt right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    SSD is a must, upgrading the ram is a maybe (depending on how much is already installed I guess). As for USb3/TB you are correct the 2009 iMac does not have either.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Unfortunately, your upgrade options on a 7 year old imac. Do the RAM if able and the ssd.
     
  4. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Nope. It has USB 2.0 and Firewire. No Thunderbolt.
     

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