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Mar 11, 2007, 11:25 PM
 
I am using a nice G5 at work, but it only has 512 of ram. my boss said i could get more ram if i could find a good price so please help i need it.

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Mar 11, 2007, 11:50 PM
 
Different G5s take different types of RAM. You need to tell us what model of G5 you have. If you don't know which type exactly, you can give us the info we need via System Profiler. Either of the info types below will tell us enough.

Click on the Hardware category at the very top. Give us the Name, Model, # of CPUs, and CPU Speed.

And/or click on the Memory section. Note how many slots it shows, and select one of the slots that has RAM in it. We need to know the "Type" and "Speed" info for the RAM stick.
     
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Mar 12, 2007, 09:49 AM
 
Its a Dual 2 GHz, it has DDR SDRAM PC3200U-30330

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Mar 12, 2007, 10:21 AM
 
The dual G5's are notoriously picky about ram. You got the right specs, just make sure that where ever you buy it has good return policies!
     
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Mar 12, 2007, 10:33 AM
 
Get a matched pair from a name brand vendor and you'll be fine.

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Mar 12, 2007, 12:08 PM
 
is this ram ok?

pqi POWER Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

Newegg.com - pqi 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
     
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Mar 12, 2007, 12:57 PM
 
if you can swing it, get 2 gigs extra. Macs love ram!
     
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Mar 12, 2007, 06:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
Dealram says Crucial has a 1GB Kit for $164.

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Mar 12, 2007, 06:36 PM
 
Btw, when you install your RAM, make sure you've got it facing the right direction so that the dimple in the module lines up with the middle keyed portion of the slot. Slide the RAM in between the guides, then apply even pressure. One side will probably go in first, then press down on the other side until you feel the click.

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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Dealram says Crucial has a 1GB Kit for $164.
Sure they do, but not on the system-specific page.
     
   
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