Apple :: IMac - Upgrading Memory

Dec 21, 2009

I've got a new iMac here fir my parents but would like to get an xtra 4 gigs of ram. Where's the best place to find this? Macmall, amazon...? And could someone direct me to the exact product page...

Also, is upgrading memory a simple task? I seem to remember reading that it is but would like your opinions on the matter. YouTube tutorials, etc.

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Apple :: New IMac Windows 7 X64

Feb 2, 2010

I am thinking of buying a new iMac but need to know if Windows 7 x64 will run fine without any issues. I read someone talking about audio issues in W7, has that been resolved?

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Apple :: Imac Is Dying Or Mac OS X

Jan 10, 2010

One day as I'm turning on the computer (2008 imac) somebody (not going to say who) decides to just turn the computer off just about 3-4 seconds after I clicked the power button. When I booted up the computer again many things were wrong.

1. The computer runs extremely slow, both in my windows and mac partitions, I've pretty much concluded that this is hard drive problem since it takes forever to load applications and they run slow if and when they do finally load up.

2. Boot time is much greater, takes several minutes to fully boot up either of the partitions.

So I basically try to figure out what was wrong. I perform disk repair and verify disk operations from the disk utility, and the problem persists. I reinstall the mac OS (Leopard) with the archiving option. The problems still persist. It gets to a point where I can no longer even boot into the mac partition and if I try it keeps restarting itself.

One time a no smoking sign came up without the cigarette (if that makes sense). The windows partition continues to run even slower. Sometimes I can't even log in to my account on the windows side and the computer freezes up. Eventually I ended wiping the mac partition completely and doing a fresh install of Leopard. It fixed the problem somewhat but I feel the mac isn't running as fast it was before and there are other problems. If I update to 10.5.8 the update fails with an error saying something about airport scripts.....

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Apple :: Followup HP Or Imac

Mar 15, 2009

I went to the Apple Store yesterday and they were out of the MBP 17".

They have an 24" imac

I looked at an HP m9515y at Best Buy for 1080.00+400.00 for HP 24" Monitor

Is it still worth it to get the imac?

Apple Pros:
Intel Duo
NVidia 9400

HP Pros:
BluRay Drive
TV Tuner
AMD Quad
Nvida 9600

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Apple :: IMac Or Macbook Pro

Oct 23, 2009

I'm kinda stuck in this decision. I've decided that I'm either getting:




I already have a Laptop, it's kinda good. Not great, but very usable.

I'm thinking of either replacing my laptop completely, and selling my old one..
or getting a Desktop and using my Laptop whenever I need to.

The most movement I'll be doing is moving from room to room, from desk to sofa - But I think I can stay at a desk and use my Desktop for the majority of the time and use my Laptop in bed or whatever.

I'm still not sure though.. I'd like to hear from some other people. Is the Desktop significantly better than the Laptop?

Keep in mind that I can use a laptop when I need, but its windows.

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Apple :: IMac 27inch Screen

Dec 3, 2009

thinking about buying an iMac. I bought the 27inch model on Black Friday and since two days ago, my screen started flickering and blacking out. I returned it last night and found out this is a major problem for Apple right now. I got home and did a search on google and it seems like this problem is affecting a lot of people. I know it's an early model, but I would think there QC would be better. Anyways, I got refunded and will wait out until the problem is under control.

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Apple :: Imac Vs MBP Video Card

Mar 13, 2009

GT 130 vs 9600m

For gaming, is there a big difference? trying to decide on the omac 24 vs MBP 17

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Apple :: IMac For Music Production

Oct 28, 2009

I'm looking for a Laptop/Desktop for music recording and editing. I found out that a 15 inch MacBook Pro was going to cost me $3712.44 to ship it to norway with these specs: 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB (2x2GB), 500MB 7200 RPM.

I was okay with $2649 but this got way overpriced (in my opinion).

So I took a look at an iMac 27-inch, specs: 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 8GB (4x2GB), 1TB Serial ATA Drive (doesn't mention RPM), and this for "only" $3345.

If I'm right 2.8GHz Quad-Core is 11.2GHz (or is 2.8GHz the total?) and 3.06GHz Duo Core 7.2 GHz (or 3.06GHz).

So all the specs are better, and the screen is BIG. Seems like something I should go for?

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Apple :: Imac - Sleep Password

Feb 13, 2010

im running leopard on my imac, is there any way to make it ask for a password after coming out of sleep?

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Apple :: 27" IMac Teardown

Oct 22, 2009

While doing some apple research about the new stuff, I found the latest tear down.

Notably the processor is a desktop E8700 3.06 intel core 2 duo and the wireless antennae is in the plastic apple logo right in the front.

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Apple :: IMac Turn Off Backlight

Apr 17, 2009

can the iMac screen backlight be turned off completely?

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Dell :: Xps 16 Can Beat Which Model Of New Apple Imac

Dec 2, 2009

I just got SXPS 16 with the specs below

i7 820Qm
4GB 500GB 7200
Bluray rom
ATI 4670 1GB

And I plan to buy an imac to be my powerful Desktop or in case my Laptop stops working sometimes.

I need one more powerful than my Dell (If less I dont know why I have to buy a Desktop anyway)

I know i7 2.8Ghz quad core with hyper threading and Ati 4850 512 GB model from new Imac will beat My Dell badly but How about i5 model with ATI 4850 512 or Core 2 3.33 E8600 (if I got it right) with ATI 4670 256 GB?

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Apple :: Lime Green G3 IMac Upgrade

Mar 28, 2010

my sister has one with receipt from 1998, and I was just wondering if it came with Wi-Fi?

Also, what's the latest OS that I can upgrade it to which won't be too choppy? It would be nice for word processing as there are no high-end pc games to distract me.

Also, what can I upgrade in it?

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Apple :: 24inch IMac Get New ATI HD 4850 512MB GDDR3

Mar 3, 2009

Looks like the new 24inch iMac has the option for the new ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Would love to see the new benchmarks on that !

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Apple :: Imac Display - Lines Of Varying Length

Jun 12, 2009

I was given a old imac. It's white, has 2.16 Ghz processor, 3GB RAM and the latest version of OSX.

I am a having two problems with it.

1. Seemingly at random, lines of varying length, one or a couple of pixels tall, appear on the display. Within each line the pixel by color appears to be random.

2. Sometimes I will click on a website or launch something and I get the multicolored wheel. The machine freezes and the wheel keeps going round and round and round. This seems to happen most frequently when making a video full screen. I wind up turning the machine off and restarting it.

Any ideas as to what's wrong? Video card? Video card memory?

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Apple :: Compatibility Between 27" Imac, Macbook Pro, And Windows 7 Laptop

Apr 26, 2010

I currently have all Windows 7 PC's in my house. I find that it is easy to share foles and filders through Windows 7's "Homegroup" thing.

My question is:
If I have windows 7 running through parallels on a macbook pro, will with macbook pro show up in my homegroup?

On a side note I am also thinking of getting a 27" imac. I have an extra monitor so I would like to have windows 7 running on the external monitor, and os x on the main 27" screen.

I just want to make sure I can still share files easily with all the computers.

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Sony :: Upgrading SR Memory To 4GB

May 31, 2009

I'd like to upgrade my VGN-SR190 memory from 2GB to 4GB. Can anyone recommend a good buy from Newegg (or another site)?

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Dell :: Which Memory For Upgrading E6400?

Oct 31, 2009

I bought my E6400 about a year ago now and never got around to upgrading the RAM from 2 GB (on 1 DIMM) to 4 GB. Which memory do I need? I am still running Vista Business 32-bit (haven't looked into the new Windows 7 yet). How much will a 2 GB stick run me these days, and does anyone have a link to the correct memory I need

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Acer :: Upgrading GMA X3100 Memory

Oct 21, 2008

I have an Acer 5720Z with GMA X3100. The BIOS is very basic and there is no way to change the RAM size from there. So I would like to know if there are other ways to change the video RAM size from the default 8mb to the maximum 358mb

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrading Laptop Memory To 6GB

Dec 12, 2009

If you were to upgrade your laptop with dual channel memory, what combination would you use to upgrade to 6GB? Currently, I have a dv8 with 4GB (2x2GB). Would you have a combination of 2GB and 4GB? Wouldn't the ram pieces have to be of the same value and from the same manufacture?

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HP/Compaq :: HP G60-535DX : Upgrading Memory

Nov 29, 2009

I just bought a new HP laptop and it has 3gb ddr2 memory. It says that the max memory is 4gb, but I was wondering if you can put in say 6gb or 8gb? Reason I ask is because I saw a sony laptop that was essentially the same with the memory being the exception. On the Sony, it came with 4gb and was expandable to 8gb. Oh, and my laptop is running Windows 7 64bit if that matters. If its not possible, Ill just upgrade to 4gb... If you guys could though, maybe tell me what limits a pc's ability to run a certain amount of memory? Mine has 2 slots for memory and I have seen some 4gb sticks for sale, but Im not going to spend the money on something that wont work.

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Acer :: Upgrading Memory In Ferrari 5005

Feb 9, 2009

At the moment i have 2GB of RAM running on the Turion 64 Dual Processor with Windows Vista Business (in the Control Panel > System it says the OS is 32-bit).

I have heard that with a 32-bit OS you can't go above 2GB in laptops. Is that right? It seems a little too broad of an accusation.

Will it acknowledge the extra 2GB i put in it?

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Sony :: Upgrading Vaio Vgn-z540 Memory

Mar 5, 2009

what sort of memory should i purchase for the machine? i know it's ddr3 but what pin count?

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Dell :: Upgrading Memory Inspiron 9400/E1705

Sep 2, 2008

can I upgrade to pc2-5300 ddr2-667 with my current possessor
also taking into consideration that i mite upgrade the cpu some day

How much ram can the Inspiron handle with the latest bios update
will i need a new psu to power such upgrades
feel free to fill me in on anything i'm missing here

I'm looking at some Mushkin pc2-5300 ddr2-667 2 x 1gb

Is all or most 5300 667 supported by newest bios
I found cheap ram made for imac can i use mac ram in a dell

All info and suggestions are appreciated

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Apple :: Macbook Pro - Upgrading Hdd And Ram

Jul 16, 2009

I have decided to order a 13 inch macbook pro 2.26 ghz

here are the specs

# 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
# 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
# 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
# SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
# None
# Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
# iWork '09 preinstalled

Now I was originally going to upgrade RAM and my hdd on the apple site but it is overpriced so I'm now asking you guys what brands of RAM are good in terms of speed/price ratio

I want 4gb of RAM total (does this mean I have to buy 2x 2gb sticks of RAM?)

And I want a good brand of SSD that will work well (also I heard that there was some bottleneck limiting something to 1.5 instead of 3? can somebody expain this to me?)

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Apple :: Add Some Memory

Mar 27, 2009

I'm looking to add some memory - Any thoughts on the most cost efficient way to go about that? I'm going to start with my imac before I try it on my notebook.

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Apple :: Upgrading The RAM From 2GB To 4GB In Aluminum Macbook

Apr 15, 2009

Like, really? I'm not doing any film editing or anything... YET.

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Apple :: Upgrading Win 7 Graphics Drivers On MBP

Nov 26, 2009

Is there a way to use the stock nVidia laptop driver upgrades on a MacbookPro? The bootcamp drivers are fairly out-of-date.

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Apple :: Aluminum Macbook- Upgrading RAM

Aug 22, 2009

I just have a brief question regarding upgrading RAM on my Macbook. I have an Aluminum Macbook which I purchased at the beginning of the year. It has a 2.4 GHz processor, 2 GB DDR3 memory, 250GB HDD, and the 9400M graphics.

My question is:

1) Does upgrading from 2 to 4 make any significant difference in terms of photoshop and basic gaming? Would these differences also apply to regular use?

2) The memory speed is DDR3 1066 MHz. Does upgrading to a faster memory, for example, DDR3 1333 MHz make any difference? Or is the speed limited to 1066MHz, no matter how much faster the upgraded memory is?

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Apple :: MacBook Pro - 8GB Memory

Feb 16, 2010

I was buying a MacBook Pro tomorrow and I needed to know if I needed to select the 8GB of memory option for the 13.3 inch laptop? I will be running Windows 7 in VMWare as a virtual machine. I wanted to dedicate 3GB to the process to have it run as seamless as possible and therefore I would have 5GB to allocate to my OS X and that run as fast as possible as well. I know it is completely overkill, but I don't ever ever want to have to deal with a slowdown. I have had a top tier HP Elitebook with 4GB ram come down to its knees using just using windows media player playing music and I don't want to have to worry about that problem with this machine.

Applications always running at the same time:
-Firefox (Multiple Windows)
-Microsoft OneNote
-Windows 7
-Adobe Photoshop CS4
-Yahoo Messenger
-MSN Messenger
-HD Movies running on VLC Player
-Sometimes running Maya/3ds Max

I am not too worried about the apple tax because I want to have the memory supported by apple care

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