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Introduction

Increase your iMac's multitasking ability by adding RAM, allowing more programs to run at the same time. Speed is negligibly affected.

  1. Lay the iMac display-side down on a flat surface.
    • Lay the iMac display-side down on a flat surface.

    • Loosen the three Phillips screws securing the rear panel to the iMac.

    • These screws are captive in the iMac. The center screw will stop turning after about 3.5 turns and the outer screws will stop turning after about 5.5 turns. Do not try to remove these screws from your iMac.

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  3. Lift the rear panel slightly from the bottom edge of the iMac. Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac. Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac.
    • Lift the rear panel slightly from the bottom edge of the iMac.

    • Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac.

  4. Rotate each of the two RAM retaining arms away from the RAM chip. Pull the RAM chip straight away from its socket. Repeat this process for the other RAM chip.
    • Rotate each of the two RAM retaining arms away from the RAM chip.

    • Pull the RAM chip straight away from its socket.

    • Repeat this process for the other RAM chip.

    • Be sure the RAM arms are fully rotated away from the RAM socket before reinstalling any RAM chips.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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4 Comments

Way too easy. Doubled my RAM in 5 minutes. Computer runs like new again.

Darren Fox - Reply

Can i get 6 or 8 gigs ram?

frederikchalmer - Reply

Do both the ram slots have to have ram in them

Gary Wayne - Reply

When I cut it on the Apple pops up then a colored screen comes up with horizontal lines

Gary Wayne - Reply

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