Ordered my iMac! Some questions.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by theimp, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. theimp macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Ithaca, NY
    Hi, I am so excited, I just ordered my 24" iMac with the upgraded graphics card! The apple store says the estimated arrival date is Nov 2. Do they usually come early, or right on time (I really can't wait!).

    I plan on upgrading the Ram when I get it to 3 gb. I work at Best Buy and get a nice discount on Ram in general, what kind is the best to get? I would have to get a 2gb stick and a 1 gb stick, right? Also, how hard is it to install yourself?

    The other question I have is about the "switch." I have had windows forever and really know the ins and outs. I keep finding guides to OS X online, but I am looking for guides that have like, shortcuts and stuff like that in them.

    And on Macs do you get to "name" your computer? If you can I am going to name it Big Mac, and my iPod Little Mac =)
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    The shipping and arrival date are always screwey. Mine said it would ship october 5th and I would get it delivered on the 13th. It was delivered on the 5th (5 days after odering it), so expect it soon.
  3. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
  4. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    the ram is super duper easy, just make sure the ram is designed for the intel core 2 duo imacs and not a regular pc. to install it, at the bottom of the screen there is this metal bit with holes all through it, in the center of it, unscrew that and away you go
  5. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    congrats on the new imac. They usually come early applegives a worst case scenerio. THe ram is really easy to install (unscrew the screw on the bottom and pop it in) for the shortcuts most of them are badsicall the same as windows and the best way to learn is definatly hands on. Just sit down for a couple hours with a cup ofcoffee and a bar of chocolate and enjoy. and yes, you do get to name it what you want (and for more "visual results" rename the hard drive as well)
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    You may want to keep your RAM purchase to 2 X 1GB matched Apple guaranteed DIMMS.
    Single 2 GB sticks are insanely expensive at the moment.

    While you may be able to buy RAM through Best Buy, you must be careful
    to buy RAM that is guaranteed Apple compatible for your beautiful new machine.

    The collective experience of these forums strongly recommends that you purchase any third party RAM from datamem.com, OWC or Crucial .
    Some users buy Crucial generic RAM from NewEgg, but NewEgg does not
    guarantee Apple compatibility.

    MacRumors has a fantastic user guide section.

    For more in depth application training www.lynda.com has an excellent tutorial

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