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How to upgrade the RAM of an old iMac

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<p>One of the cheapest and easiest ways to update any computer is to install more RAM or replace the current RAM with more gigabytes and faster speeds. It usually takes only a few minutes and a simple operation to insert new memory modules, simply removing one or two screws. On an old iMac, it is really easy to change the RAM, and give you a more evident speed boost together with the installation of a unit of solid-state hard drives. An increase in RAM is highly recommended if on your iMac a panzo running a newer operating system such as OS X Yosemite, as it requires at least 2 GB of RAM to work properly. Since my old iMac only has 2 GB, OS X Yosemite would operate in minimal requirements, so I'm going to improve the situation by replacing the memory with 4GB of RAM. Without further ado, let's start replacing the RAM on an old iMac for increase its speed easily.</p><div class=

Before starting

Before buying the new RAM that replaces the current RAM of the iMac, it is important that you purchase the right type of RAM. Not only are the modules available in different sizes, but they are also available in different speeds.

To find out the specifics of the type of RAM your iMac needs, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and select Info on this Mac. Click on the memory card and you will be shown the type of RAM required.

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Once you've bought the right RAM, you can now replace the old modules with new ones.

The first thing to do is turn off the iMac and unplug it. Then place the iMac face down on a flat surface on a towel so as not to scratch the display.

On the lower edge of the iMac (the edge facing the user), there will be a cover with a small screw in the center. Take a large cross-head screwdriver and unscrew the screw. The screw will not come off completely, unscrew as far as possible and then simply lift the plate.

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<p>Once the plate is removed, you will see two slots where the RAM modules go. Sometimes there will be slots with only one module while the other empty slot or both may be full.</p>
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