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I've never had RAM go bad. Whenever I replace it is to upgrade (increase). I do know that if RAM is bad you can fail to boot, have instabilities if it does boot, and get various errors. The only way I would know how to check it is to replace it and see if it gets better.

I don't think a 2007 machine should need replacing. Unless you are a serious power-user it should perform more than well-enough to surf the internet and run office-related applications.

I would take the thing to someone like Steven (or Genius Bar) and let them tell you what's wrong. I strongly suspect it will cost much less than a new iMac.

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