iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 RAM Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

Upgrade your RAM for an instant increase in speed.

EMC 2133 models use PC2-5300 RAM and EMC 2210 models use PC2-6400 RAM. The maximum RAM for both models is 6 GB.

Edit Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

  • Loosen the single Phillips screw in the center of the access door.

  • This screw is captive in the access door.

  • Remove the access door from your iMac.

Edit Step 2 RAM  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2 RAM  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to pull the black plastic RAM tabs out of the memory bay.

  • Pull the black plastic RAM tab away from your iMac to eject the RAM chip.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Grab the RAM chip by its edges and pull it straight out of its slot.

  • If two RAM chips are installed, repeat this process for the other chip.

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

For more information, check out the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 device page.

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Phillips #1 Screwdriver

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I currently have a 4GB memory module installed on an EMC 2210 in one of the memory slots. Can I still install the original 1GB ram in the other slot making it 5GB total memory?

richt0812, · Reply

I installed 2GB x2 to mine to upgrade from 1GB x2. It took just minutes and I used a regular philips screw driver I found around home. Pull hard on the black straps to get the memory out. It is working great with no problems. Good luck!

1tom2go, · Reply

Thank you for the guide. I had 2GB. I took out 1 module to add a 4GB module. So easy and now my 2133 iMac is jaw dropping fast.

Garison

garison, · Reply

isn't it actually pc2-5300s ?

grze, · Reply

I don't know if this matters, but if you are doing the 6 GB upgrade on the A2210, I put the 2 GB chip in the left slot and the 4 GB chip in the right slot (with the computer on its back and the monitor facing up and the memory compartment facing you).

wcwirla, · Reply

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