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Upgrading 24″ iMac with SSD and memory

Following a series of annoying ‘happenings’, late last week I decided in my wisdom that I was going to upgrade my 24″ iMac to unleash a new lease of life. After some digging around and faffing with serial numbers (and eventually digging out the original packaging) I managed to identify my mac as being a 2.8Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo (24″ – 800 Mhz) (early 2008) model, or an iMac 8,1.

Next I went onto the web to check out who’d been doing what – and discovered various posts of people upgrading their iMacs. I couldn’t find anyone who’d done specifically what I was after. Finally I decided to go with the maximum memory my iMac would allow and a chunky 240Gb SSD drive. Here’s what I eventually went for (and the locations where I bought them)…

It’s worth mentioning that Crucial have a tool which you can run on your Mac just to check what exactly is required for your specific machine.  Give it a run to be sure you’re buying the right thing.  So I ordered late last week (memory on Thursday and the drive on Friday) and both luckily turned up on the Saturday – sweeeeeeet.  I got to work…

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