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RAM question #626702 01/19/15 05:04 PM
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My sister has a 2009 iMac with only 1 GB Ram.
She can no longer access Google, Gmail or YouTube.
She's running 10.5.8, and says Software Update/App Store has nothing to offer.

Question:
What is the difference between the cheap RAM and the expensive?


OWC RAM

Edit: Oops. One is 4GB, the other is Two 2GB.
Thanks, everybody! blush

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Re: RAM question [Re: Acumowchek] #626703 01/19/15 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: Acumowchek

Thanks, everybody! blush


Glad I could help!

Re: RAM question [Re: Acumowchek] #626704 01/19/15 05:49 PM
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If it's a 2009 iMac that's the wrong RAM.

In System Profiler, is it an iMac 8,1 or 9,1?

Re: RAM question [Re: Reboot] #626706 01/19/15 06:02 PM
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Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.29f1
Serial Number (system): YD83604HZE2
Hardware UUID: 2BA58070-0324-5CB8-A35C-2D3EE5C8740E

Re: RAM question [Re: Acumowchek] #626707 01/19/15 06:14 PM
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Okay, the RAM is now Reboot approved. That's a 2008, 8,1.

Re: RAM question [Re: Reboot] #626708 01/19/15 06:25 PM
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Yeah, I was wondering about that. She said the "Software" was 2009, I assumed she meant the machine. It still irritates me Apple is so chintzy with RAM.

Have there really been so many updates, that Google and Gmail wouldn't work?
I don't care about Youtube, but accessing the rest are critical.
Any suggestions?

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I have a iMac 11,3 and OS X 10.6.8 and have issues left and right with Safari. Web pages don't respond well.. reload over and over (Huff Post) and title bars disappear (FB). I have to constantly reload FB cuz I can't see options on the bar like messages, etc.
My bank tells me every time that my browser is out of date and not supported. So does Gmail.

Good note.. for you. I just updated/upgraded my Moms iMac 7.1 to 4 GB ram and Mavericks and it's all good.

http://forums.applecentral.com/ubbthread...tion#Post623786

I'll be doing 2 more Macs of my own in the week or so.

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Part of the problem. Mavericks requires 10.6.8, but she's running 10.5.8.
Should I send her the installation disc, or have her update to Yosemite?
Or does Yosemite require 10.6.8 too?

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Ugh. Looks like I need to get her Snow Leopard before any other updates…

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It's not the RAM, more so the age if the OS.

Although I just fired up the old G4 with 10.5.8. Google works fine, gmail puts up a notice at the top that the browser is no longer supported but I can access my gmail, youtube says the same but you can continue on.

Both in Safari 5.0.6 and FireFox 3.6.13

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