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

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    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

    hfg

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    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:



    -howard
     

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