iMac Memory Help.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Schnurr31, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Schnurr31 macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2011
    My iMac 17 inch, is slow due to the fact that it only came with 512 MB, RAM.

    Here are the specs:

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
    SMC Version (system): 1.8f2
    Serial Number (system): W864699WVUX
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-

    I need more RAM, can anyone help me?

    Memory Slots:

    ECC: Disabled

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 512 MB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0xCE00000000000000
    Part Number: 0x4D342037305436353534435A332D43453620
    Serial Number: 0x7231CF62

    BANK 1/DIMM1:

    Size: Empty
    Type: Empty
    Speed: Empty
    Status: Empty
    Manufacturer: Empty
    Part Number: Empty
    Serial Number: Empty

    How much more can I add? and where Do I get it?
  2. iMac-do you? macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
    Easiest thing to do would be to get a 2Gb DDR2 667MHz SODIMM, which will help considerably. If you have the budget, you could buy one 2Gb stick and one 1Gb stick (to replace the 512Mb one already in there), to give you 3Gb of memory.

    I have the same iMac as you, but the 20" version. I bought my extra memory from eBay, though I'm sure others on this forum will be able to suggest other places. I have also used for memory in the past with good results.

    Make sure to note that the iMac uses laptop memory with the following specs: DDR2 667MHz SODIMM
    Don't buy desktop memory for it as it won't fit!!

    Hope that helps.

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