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More RAM, Why did I wait so long!

chrisn -

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 RAM Replacement


My Problem

Activity monitor will show you how much Physical Memory vs how much you are using. Mine was equipped with 4 GB new, with 2 chips, 2 slots open. I could see just at start-up I was using up all my memory. 3.99 out of 4.00GB.

My Fix

5 minutes. No problems. Moved the unit to the edge of the desk. Removed 3 screws, pulled back two plastic sheet tabs, pushed in two extra RAM chip. Reassemble & power back up. Repair does not get easier than this. Now I run from about 4.50 GB used to around 7.50 GB used out of 12 GB; even with many programs open. Smooth sailing.

My Advice

It was so easy and inexpensive to triple the RAM in my machine. Took 5 minutes & no more beach balling.

PC3-10600 4 GB RAM Chip Image
PC3-10600 4 GB RAM Chip


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