iMac 233 Bondi Blue?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eric Lewis, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    Can i upgrade this machine...i found it at the end of a randoms persons driveway going to to garbage..it works perfect..how much ram can I put in? and is there a video guide? or good guide with pictures?
     
  2. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    Yes, you can upgrade that machine... I think you can pop in a 256MB chip in both of the slots; so a total of 512. It's not very difficult to upgrade the RAM, but it's a bit more difficult than now a day's computers.

    Here's the guide:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iMacG3_originalInstallGuide.PDF

    There are two slots... one of them is underneath the processor card. the other is on top of the processor card, i believe. i've done it tons of times; it's not that difficult, but it requires some gut to do it.

    EDIT:

    I'd also put a new hard drive in it... say an 80GB drive; those run dirt cheap now.
     
  3. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    Ok...so

    where is the hard drive?
    can i put a better operating system on other then 9.2
    could i put in a DVD drive?
     
  4. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    This site will help with upgrades: http://www.djonmac.com

    The computer is supported up to 10.3, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you max out the ram.

    There are processor upgradews available out there for it, but they probably aren't worth it.

    I don't think I've seen DVD drives for that machine (the graphics are very underpowered), but I've seen CD-Rw drives that replace the internal drive but who knows if they are still available.
     
  5. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    ok

    what are some great free 9.2 applications which are fun to use..like paint and random stuff...isnt there an itunes for 9.2 or something to play cds...anything else i can download...
     

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