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I only found the one iMac that shipped with a 2.25GHZ
processor and that is on the 21.5 inch Mid 2011 iMac.
Is that what you have?
The amount of information supplied is not really sufficient to nail down the correct model with any certainty. That said, go to the Apple Menu and choose About this Mac.
Get the full report and tell us what the model number is. It will be something like 12,1 or 12,3
On the model I referenced, the max RAM is 16GB per Apple and 32GB per 3rd parties so if this is the one you have, then 2 X 4GB sticks will work fine.
Not sure what the system requirements are for CS6, but if your current OS will support it, and you add the RAM, you should be good to go
REPLY TO CLARIFICATION REQUEST FOR IMAC SPECS
Hi, thanks for the info sent. I found additional specs at the system info:About this Mac.
iMac 20 inch, late 2006
Processor 2.16 Ghz Intel core duo
Memory 2 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM
GRAPHICS ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB
Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5
I couldnt find the model no., only the serial no: QP7040ZCVUW
My questions are now : 1. how can I open physically the iMac so I can install the memory upgrade? Can you send me a link with instructions if you can find one ?
2nd question is : if I install 8 MB RAM and upgrade to OS 10.8 AND/OR 10.9, will the Adobe CS6 work with this upgraded OS ? I KNOW THAT IT WILL NOT WORK WITH THE EL CAPITAN UPGRADE OFFERED FOR FREE BY APPLE.
I FOUND NOW ALSO THE MODEL IDENTIFIER
MODEL IDENTIFIER: iMac5,1
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2CD50AD
Bad news I'm afraid
The 21.5" series of the iMac do not allow for the end user to install more RAM.
The original RAM is soldered to the Logic board so even if you open the iMac up, you cannot install the extra RAM
As a last hurrah upgrade?
Maybe changing the HDD to SSD would be all we can do for performance?
That would certainly be an option
although getting into the iMac is not a task for the faint hearted, it is actually fairly easy.
That said, I don't think the aim of the OP is to make the machine faster so much as make it more compatible with Adobe CS6.
At least that's the impression I got.
I did check on system requirements for CS6
Example https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5076008?tstart=0 and others. But I feel most folk are going to want more than "it runs." So the only way I see to eek out the performance is with a SSD. Cheaper than a new computer?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESEARCH !!!
It was indeed very enlightening and probably I will search to buy an used
iMac w/faster processor and higher memory.
Perhaps you should look for a 27" iMac
which allows you to add more RAM yourself.
That would also cover the faster processor aspect of your search.
Let us know what you end up with