Is it possible to upgrade my iMac 17inch Late 2006 cd?

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  1. 4N6ezikiel2517 macrumors newbie

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    I will like to upgrade my iMac Late 2006 cd to a 16GB and 1TB. I want to use it for (CHE) Ethical Hacking training. I already own a Mac Pro and I have it prepared already, but I really need this iMac to perform with Tor. Does any one know if is possible to upgrade it? and if not 16GB until how much memory and storage I can updated?

    I've seen that in the information it says max 2GB but I don't think that's accurate. I've seen people do wonders with their computers and made them super speed.

    Please let me know. Thank you.
     
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  3. 4N6ezikiel2517 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because my Mac pro has 2 slots and i eas able to place two 8gb making it a 16GB memory. But im not sure if i could do the same for iMac. Even of i have to change the storage ..
     
  4. EugW, Mar 20, 2018
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    EugW macrumors 603

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    I’m confused by your description.

    The late 2006 is Core 2 Duo and is limited to 4 GB. The Core Duo model is early to mid 2006 and is limited to 2 GB.

    EDITED: As for the Mac Pro, --- ignore my previous statement --- wrong info.
     
  5. 4N6ezikiel2517 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohh I see so it could go to 4GB.. Thanks
    I was thinking i could get it to 16 GB but i see is not possible. I was hoping someone has found a way to DIY hack it and made it a 16GB..
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I guess you forgot to check your facts. First MacPro was sold starting in August 2006. 2006 is not actually part of the model name, but it's still a 2006 model.

    @4N6ezikiel2517: the Late 2006 CD iMac does not support 2GB sticks, and cannot be upgraded beyond 2GB total in the two slots. There is no way around that limitation on the older iMacs.
    The information that you read about the limit of 2GB maximum is certainly correct.
     
  7. EugW macrumors 603

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    You are right. I was looking at wrong date for that model.

    But that model definitely doesn’t support 8 GB RAM sticks.

    There is a late 2006 Core Duo? The ones from late 2006 I know of are Core 2 Duo. The late 2006 Core 2 Duo supports more memory.
     
  8. 4N6ezikiel2517 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know that my MacPro was made after. I was just using it as a reference to the slots. I was just looking for someone who has done a DIY hack on it.. But I'll use my 2 MacPro's since i added 16 GB to both.. and I'll have to buy a new a new iMac or another Macpro . since now they are made up to 62GB i think.. I tried Alienware and i didn't like it as much. I helped my brother build his PC and is powerful. But I'm not into Windows..

    Thanks guys for the replies. Illbuse this iMac for general purposes
     
  9. Shadow Jolteon macrumors regular

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    The early and mid 2006 models were Core Duo models, and Core 2 Duo was introduced for the late 2006 machines. The Core Duo models supported up to 2GB max, while the Core 2 Duo technically supported 3GB.
     
  10. EugW macrumors 603

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    That's what I was getting at, but...

    While there is no late 2006 Core Duo, there is one specific model of the late 2006 Core 2 Duo that might be limited to 2 GB like the Core Duos. However, I wonder if it's just because nobody has reported trying 3-4 GB RAM in it. The model I'm talking about is the one with integrated graphics.
     
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    OP in first post has a Late 2006 CD model, which, despite being a Core 2 Duo, is still limited to 2GB.
    And, is the iMac from that year with integrated graphics. I suspect that the chipset used on the logic board, along with the downgraded graphics, imposes the RAM limit.
     
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    'Ethical Hacking' sure sounds like an oxy-moron similar to 'Department of Labour and Industry' where this nis no labour and very little industry.
     

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