1 Archived Guide
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
There are no troubleshooting guides for the iMac Intel 17" at this time.
You can cost-effectively upgrade a number of components in the iMac Intel 17".
- Memory: If your iMac is still running with only the stock RAM, upgrading with 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM will provide a dramatic performance boost at minimal cost.
- Hard Drive: 80, 160, 250, or 500 GB hard drives came standard with the iMac Intel 17". You can upgrade the drive up to 2 TB.
Identification and Background ¶
You can verify that you have a iMac Intel 17" by checking the processor information through "About This Mac" in the Apple menu.
Use the iMac identification system to help you identify your machine. iMacs tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.
The iMac Intel 17" was the first desktop Mac based on an Intel processor.