DDR2 Upgrade for the Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Slots: 2

The SSD is fully functional in the system. The CTSSDCONVT ( 3.5" bracket ) is need to mount the SSD.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

Install Guide for your:
iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch)
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video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

SSD Install Guide for your:
iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch)
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2GB kit (1GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

2GB kit (1GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT541064
  • Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch)
 $39.99
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System
 
4.9

(based on 137 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (90)
  • Fast (70)
  • Increases speed (67)
  • Easy to install (58)
  • Large capacity (27)

Cons

  • No instructions included (9)

Best Uses

  • Increased performance (100)
  • Multiple desktop applications (51)
  • Multimedia (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (98), Power user (34)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (117), Business (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Mac is Happy again!!!

I use my Mac X mostly to check e-mail or do WORD projects.
It is older and I did NOT want to replace it since I have a PC laptop for business.Read complete review

I use my Mac X mostly to check e-mail or do WORD projects.
It is older and I did NOT want to replace it since I have a PC laptop for business.
My Mac never use to give me trouble but I did something(?) to make it work better but.....
So I took it to the A---- store and the 'genius's' there pointed me to crucial.com since they do not work on older models...lucky for me!!!!
I could have gotten by with just one kit but it was so reasonably priced that I purchased the 2 Kit!!!!!!
I am so HAPPY!!! and so is my almost obsolete(not anymore!) Mac!!!!
Thank you!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tight Squeeze into the iMac

I replaced memory in an iMac Early 2006 model, which formerly had 500 meg in one slot. I upgraded to 2 1-meg cards, based on the Crucial utility. The memory went into ...Read complete review

I replaced memory in an iMac Early 2006 model, which formerly had 500 meg in one slot. I upgraded to 2 1-meg cards, based on the Crucial utility. The memory went into the iMac compartment; however the clip mechanism was *really* hard to close. (I wonder if the chipset was a bit larger). I was afraid to close it -- it felt like it would break the new memory. I was going to leave the compartment open, since the iMac system utility showed 2 gig of working memory, but it looked rather ugly.

Finally I took a deep breath and jammed it closed. Luckily everything still worked and the iMac is at max capacity. However I don't plan to ever take the memory out again, and don't know if I'll be able to.

Reviewed by 137 customers

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5.0

My iMac is up to Speed!

By George Eade

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast
  • Increases Speed
  • Large Capacity
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased Performance
    • Multiple desktop applications

    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

    Never cheap out on RAM. Expecially now that RAM is so affordable. Crucial is the best. No need to look any further.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Works Great!

    By Tdog

    from Katy, TX

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

      I used this ram upgrade so I could update my O.S. it worked perfectly. Now I have an up to date O.S., faster speeds, and I can run programs like GarageBand without any problems.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      So easy - so great - so fast!

      By the Novice

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Increases Speed
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

          Crucial was recommended to me by 2 different retail computer stores. I was apprehensive but after getting the wrong product locally I trusted Crucial and was not disappointed. It was so simple and fast from selection to delivery.

          I'll go to Crucial first next time I need a computer product.

          Thanks for making it possible for the novice computer user to be successful.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great product

          By mpd223

          from Long Beach, NY

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Increases Speed
          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

            Greatly improved the performance of my MAC

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            My computer work better than expected.

            By rock

            from Gurnee, IL

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Increases Speed
            • Large Capacity
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                Very Satisfied.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Memory upgrade good and easy

                By Gary

                from Minneapolis MN

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Increases Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                    works great and easy to install in Imac

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    5.0

                    more memory

                    By I'm a Mac

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • No Instructions Included

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance

                    Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                    I needed to upgrade my Mac memory and it worked very well. Excellent customer service

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Quick and easy RAM upgrade

                    By chey

                    from Lahaina, HI

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance

                      Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                      Needed RAM upgrade for OS upgrade! Item shipped quickly and received quickly. Installation was easy and computer was back in service. Very satisfied with the whole process, start to finish!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                       
                      5.0

                      Happy Wife

                      By Wes W.

                      from West Lafayette, IN

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                          My wife had been mentioning that moving photos around on her iMac was a real drag. Thank you Crucial! This simple upgrade did the trick!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          4.0

                          Just what my old iMac needed

                          By Zoo IT Guy

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Increases Speed
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Increased Performance
                            • Multimedia
                            • Multiple desktop applications

                            Comments about Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                            The System Scanner recommended this RAM, which turned out to be a cost effective upgrade to an older iMac. I popped out the old ones and popped these in. Works great.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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