What parts are recommended for an upgrade?
I was gifted a mid 2009 20” iMac from my dad who is a teacher. I want to turn it into a storage system for our family photos and movies. I have tried updating the software but after failed attempts, I contacted Apple and they said it was not supported.
I then reached out to youtube and began watchin tons of online content for repairs and upgrades. I know that I can only upgrade the ram to (2) 4GB totaling 8GB. I thought about adding an SSD of at least 2GB but maybe 4GB. My questions are regarding what brand is recommended for the RAM upgrade, SSD add in, and should I upgrade the CPU or GPU ? Also, what or how can I update the OS so it’s running on a newer platform. I really only need iMovie to cut pics and videos but the one that is currently on it won’t work.
I won’t be doing any gaming whatsoever. I will surf the web some but not much. It really is just something I want to use to store pics and family videos and then maybe use iMovie to cut them into something I can share with my wife and kids.
Thank you for any help.