Help Memory Issue

Discussion in 'iMac' started by obsesivegamer, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. obsesivegamer, Oct 2, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011

    obsesivegamer macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    I recently got a 2009 24 inch imac from someone. It was very slow so I decided to repair the disc and wipe the thing clean and start from scratch. Unfortunately It wouldn't allow me to install the Os because I didn't have enough ram. I checked system profiler and it says I have 512 mb of memory but the memory section lists 2 ( 2 gb DDR@ SDRAM cards that are ok). Whats causing this?

    Edit: I'm booting from OS disc now the whole hard drive is wiped clean.
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    Sounds like you have some kind of intermittent RAM problem there. I would first remove and re-insert the RAM modules a couple of times to be sure the contacts are clean. If that doesn't fix it, I would either just replace it (memory is cheap these days), possibly increasing the size to at least 4GB, or you could try running a memory test to identify which module is bad and needing replacement.

    But, if it were me, I would just purchase a 4GB kit from OWC and replace it.:cool:


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