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CAN I INSTALL 8GB RAM MEMORY INTO A 2.25GHZ IMAC?

I have a 2.25 ghz IMAC with 250 GB HD, 2GB MEMORY RAM, MAC OS 10.7.5 and I need to upgrade the memory. Can I install 8gb chip or 2x4 gb RAM memory chips? I also have Adobe CS6. Will this software work with more memory and if I upgrade the OS to OS 10.8 ?
Thank you !!!!

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Clarification Request
I only found the one iMac that shipped with a 2.25GHZ

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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

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REPLY TO CLARIFICATION REQUEST FOR IMAC SPECS

In reply to: I only found the one iMac that shipped with a 2.25GHZ

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.

THANK YOU

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I FOUND NOW ALSO THE MODEL IDENTIFIER

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MODEL IDENTIFIER: iMac5,1
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2CD50AD

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Bad news I'm afraid

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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

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As a last hurrah upgrade?

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Maybe changing the HDD to SSD would be all we can do for performance?

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That would certainly be an option

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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.

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I did check on system requirements for CS6

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESEARCH !!!

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It was indeed very enlightening and probably I will search to buy an used
iMac w/faster processor and higher memory.

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Perhaps you should look for a 27" iMac

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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

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