Ram Upgrade?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Cberg999, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Cberg999 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2008
    I have a 6 month old iMac with 2 gigs of ram that has been performing beautifully. However there is this nagging voice in the back of my head saying "why have 2 when you can have 4". Problem is, I dont feel all that comfortable laying my iMac face down and diving right in. I'm I just being paranoid? Is it really a simple procedure with minimual risk? Is it worth it?
  2. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2008
    It really is very simple. You'll need a small phillips screwdriver and about 10 mins - and that's just carefully taking your time
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Its very easy and you don't have to lay the iMac down. There are even youtube videos that show how its done. Probably not necessary if you are happy with the performance of your iMac.
  4. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    I just laid mine screen down on a clean towel very carefully.

    It was much easier to get to the RAM door.

    The whole process took maybe 5 minutes. Go for it!!
  5. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    The screwdriver is just for the removing the metal door. The RAM goes in and out just by finger force - it's very easy. There have been some occasional stories of the RAM jamming when inserting or removing. Just be sure to pull it out straight and push it in straight and with even force from left to right.

    RAM prices are so cheap now, I hear what you are saying about that nagging voice. When I did mine, I think the 4 GB OWC Kit was like $179. Now I believe it is under $100.

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