Waiting on UPS

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ILikeTurtles, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. ILikeTurtles macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Waiting on UPS to deliver my iMac today. Ugh...I hate waiting!

    Now - what to do with my old iMac that either has a dead video card or logic board, or both? I'm going to pilfer the 8 gig ram from that machine and prob the hard drive. Don't know what I'll do with the carcass.....door stop?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    Yeah, there's a good chance the older RAM is a lower speed than your new machine can take. I'm no RAM expert, but I think that mixing speeds of RAM can be problematic. And sure, use the old iMac as a doorstop. Why not.
  4. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2012
    Take out the innards and turn it into an aquarium for thin fish.
  5. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    You can definitely resell the removable "glass" from the front, the LCD panel, Superdrive, etc. Lots of folks looking for parts on eBay for older Macs. Just depends on how much of your time you want to take up trying to part it out...
  6. ILikeTurtles thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Oh I had no idea! I'll have to look into that. Thanks.

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