iMac needs new memory which one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Patth9, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Patth9 macrumors regular

    Patth9

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    I'm trying to help a friend upgrade his iMac's memory. It is confusing to figure out which memory stick for which iMac.

    This is his Hardware overview
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,1
    
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2 

    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB (currently 1 GB 2 halfs)
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09 SMC Version (system): 1.9f4

    I think the correct memory is PC5300 DDR2 667MHz 200 Pin, but since I don't have hands on the computer to simply check the old memory sticks, I need to be sure before I order for him.

    As always, I am grateful for help I often receive one MacRumors.

    Patt
     
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    It is PC2-5300. Uses the same memory of the MacBooks from that generation. So make sure you are getting the smaller iMac sticks.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes, you are correct about the memory specs.
    200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM
     
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    Thanks to all the folks who helped me complete my ElCapitan venture. I came so close to not finishing. There were so many options, well intended, but thought at times my head was going to fall off.

    Last night I checked YouTube once again; just needed more visual help. I found one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McaJjAAo4DI
    Along with the many other suggestions, I finally completed the task today around 3:00PM.

    I hope if anyone comes looking for help, you share this link with them. I still can hardly believe that I finished the task.

    Fishrrman OP: I did use your suggestions after I got the USB thumb drive working.

    Matto. Never surrender- Never give-up.
    Patt


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