How to Know What RAM I Have?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rayward, May 19, 2008.

  1. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Just got a refurbed 24" iMac which I think came with 2GB of RAM. Is there a way to find out what I have without opening the unit? Can I even tell if I do that?

    Thanks.

    The reason for asking is that I'm running Parallels and, while it runs very well and there's no slowdown on the Mac side, the response of XP is a little slow.
     
  2. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    Upper left corner in the menu bar is the Apple logo.

    Click it, go to About This Mac.

    It tells you there.
     
  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Click on the Apple menu at the top left, and then 'About This Mac'.
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Click the Apple logo, upper left, select About This Mac, then More Info, then Memory.

    Hope that works.

    EDIT: Oh boy, I hate phone calls when I'm crafting a reply to a post. ;)
     
  5. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

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    Are you asking how to see how much ram is installed or are you looking to see how many chips and the name brand of them?
     
  6. rayward thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Basically, I'm looking for an easy way to see what I have, so that I can decide if I want to upgrade or not. I know it sounds idiotic, but mine's a refurb unit, and I've heard that these sometimes come with greater specs than advertised because the original owner upgraded the unit before returning it.
     
  7. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    Yea, checking in the upper left should tell you as everyone has previously said.

    Upgrading to the 4GB is fairly cheap (much cheaper than Apple.com tries to sell it to you for.)

    Great buy on the refurb, I couldn't find one i liked.
     
  8. rayward thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I got the 2.8GHz unit, i.e. last month's the top of the range, which is no longer available on the list of refurbs on the Apple site. Glad I jumped on this quickly because it looks like they're done. Of course, there will soon be refurbs of the new range, but they won't have the $600 price break I got!
     

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