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If I want to add memory to my G5, should I do this.....
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tdm71
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Nov 28, 2005, 10:35 PM
 
My G5 has 512 of ram in it (cheap bastads) and I would like to add at least 2gb more. However, should I match the 512 stick with another 512 stick and then add 2x1gb sticks after that??

I ask cause I 've heard that memory should be installed in matching pairs to get the best from it??

Is this how I should go about it?
     
mduell
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Nov 28, 2005, 10:40 PM
 
The 512MB is already a pair of 256MB sticks. You're free to drop 2x1GB in.
     
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Nov 28, 2005, 11:22 PM
 
OK thanks again for the help!!!!!
     
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Nov 29, 2005, 12:07 AM
 
You don't have a choice but to drop in matching pairs. In other words you can't add a 256MB and 512MB because it won't work. You need to add two 512MB modules or two 1GB modules and etc.
     
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Nov 29, 2005, 06:22 AM
 
...and...
if you're planing to add more memory in the future (you didn't say which PM G5 you have, some only have four RAM slots), I advise you to get two 1GB modules (instead of four 512), because you'll save two slots.
     
   
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