upgrade my imac ram, hard drive

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  1. geekknew12 macrumors member

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    i want to know how to upgrade my 512 mb to big

    and speed the speed to
     
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  3. GregE macrumors 6502

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    :eek:
     
  4. geekknew12 thread starter macrumors member

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    so what can i do to make my computer 17 in to high speed
     
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  6. geekknew12 thread starter macrumors member

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    i was asking

    if my imac 17 in intel can go higher

    i want to use final cut express program
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    You can upgrade the RAM easily
    (the type of RAM you will need depends on exactly which iMac you have)

    You can upgrade the hard drive with a bit of effort disassembling the machine (probably not good to do if its still under warranty). Easier is adding an external Firewire hard drive.

    You cannot upgrade the processor speed.
     
  8. geekknew12 thread starter macrumors member

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    i got the warrenty and apple store said i cloud upgrade it to 1 gb or 2 gb

    if i had external hard dive and download leopard on it

    will my computer faster


    Model Name: Mac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM52.0090.B09
    SMC Version: 1.6f0


    what i can to upgrade and to speed it up
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The easiest way to make a machine perform better is to add RAM.

    This doesn't "speed up" the processing of the machine, really.
    But adding RAM removes the slow downs from the machine having too little RAM. With 512 Mb RAM in your machine, the OS has to pause and swap information onto the hard drive frequently. If you upgrade to at least 1 Gb but better, 2 Gb, then the machine won't have to swap as often, so performance will be better.

    See MR Guide to Buying RAM and Understanding Intel Mac RAM

    Putting on an external hard drive won't change the speed, (unless you have completely filled your internal drive.)

    Leopard may improve the speed a bit BUT you must upgrade the RAM first. That is the most important upgrade.
     
  10. geekknew12 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks when i add the 1 or 2 gb it run really fast

    and everything works and give more graphic to my computer

    and the intel will run faster

    so final cut pro will work
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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  12. geekknew12 thread starter macrumors member

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    so i can run final cut express
     

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