1.83 GHz Core Duo or 1.83, 2, or 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo A1208 (EMC 2104/2110/2114/2124)

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Can I make my iMac work better till I can replace it?

Imac 17" Intel dual Core processor

I crash several times a day while in Illustrator mostly. I get things like my curser sticks to something and won't let go - crash. that happens when I'm in firefox too.

I have a digital line through my sceen. it comes and goes. If I change the resolution down and then back up it goes away.

Last year my son installed Diablo 3 on my iMac. So it would work, I did a run-around so the graphics card would work with it. Since then, Diablo has been uninstalled. Any advice on how to go reset what I did for diablo? Is that maybe an issue? Before that I don't think I had any of these problems. In fact I remember thinking for such an old machine it was doing pretty good at that time.

I've been advised to take it apart and try cleaning out dust etc. I need a manual for this ;-)

Thank you so much in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction.

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Check to see if the icon I changed you to is correct. What operating system are you now running and what is your RAM configuration? Maxing out the RAM would be the first thing I would do. A faster hard drive would help some. How much free hard drive space do you have and what is it's capacity?

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Is the icon you refer to the wrench? I don't know if it's correct or not.

My operating system is 10.6.8 and I have 2 gigs of ram right now.

99.33 available ram

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac5,1

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 2 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 4 MB

Memory: 2 GB

Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09

SMC Version (system): 1.8f2

Serial Number (system): W87121VZVUX

Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0019E3381C6B

How much more ram can I put in it?

Thanks so much ;-)

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