New, but old, iMac (and iam a noob)


DKjail

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hey all..

My school was giving OLD mac away for free (Nice school :p)

Its a :
iMac
Mac OS X
Version 10.5.8 (latest thrue "software update")
Processor : 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory : 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Harddrive : 149 GB


i have NO IDEA how a mac work, but i get around :p

my question is :

Can it be upgradet (Software/hardware)
if, WHAT KIND OF A UPGRADE ?

remember, (wow, just pressed F10 - damn -.-)

But for now, a upgrade could be nice, if it can be upgradet.

-Love me :D
 
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Yes, Core 2 Duo can go all the way to Lion.
But you will need to Add more RAM, depends on the model but it would probably take 4Gig if you take out the 1 thats in there.

Thats a good iMac you were very lucky.
 

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Maximum RAM 3.0 GB (4.0 GB can be installed, only 3.0 GB will be addressed)
Type of RAM Slots 2 - 200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM
 

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There are 2 RAM slots, which take that (200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM) sort of RAM.
You can put 2 x 2Gig RAM Cards but it will only use 3Gig of it.

I'd suggest only going to Snow Leopard with 3Gig, Lion love lots of RAM.
 
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DKjail

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But i can upgrade to snow leopard, with my one gig now, or should i wait ?
 

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No, don't upgrade until you can Max out the RAM. It'll be like molasses.
 
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