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Upgrade your RAM for an instant increase in speed.

Image 1/1: This screw is captive in the 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.

PH2 head necessary to remove screw.

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Image 1/2: Pull the black plastic RAM tab away from your iMac to eject the RAM module. Image 2/2: Pull the black plastic RAM tab away from your iMac to eject the RAM module.
  • 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 module.

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Image 1/1: If two RAM modules are installed, repeat this process for the other chip.
  • Grab the RAM module by its edges and pull it straight out of its slot.

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

graphic is not for the proper model iMac. For this series iMac there is only 1 pair (2 total) of memory slots, this graphic displays 2 pairs (4 total). Also there is a lever to eject the ram not plastic tabs.

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

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I believe the EMC2211 model requires PC2-6400 RAM chips instead of the PC2-5300 proposed here.

Edouard Gilbert - Reply

EMC2134 requires PC2-5300 as specified here. PH1 worked ok. Need to give RAM tabs a pretty firm pull to initially unseat, then it is easy to slide RAM back.

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I don't see any 4 GB RAM chips? I currently have a 2 GB and 4 GB. Was thinking about changing out the 2 GB for a 4 GB. Would it support two 4 GB RAM chips? Do you not sell them?

ericgossick - Reply

Ericgossick: according to Apple the most ram you can have is 4 GB. I have heard you can install 2 GB & 4 GB ram chips & the computer will operate normally. If you install 2 (two) 4 GB ram chips the computer will only use 6 GB; it will never use 8 GB. That's just what I've heard. Hope this helps.

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