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G5 Powermac RAM

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I have a Early 2005 G5 that I inherited from a friend.

 

Specs:

Dual Processor 2.0GHZ G5

Two 2gb of DDR 400 RAM

AGP 256MB Radeon x800xt Mac Edition

500GB Hard Drive

PCI Slots

 

 

Anyways, I want to max out the ram slots to 4GB so I need DDR 400 ram for my G5. Do I need to get some kind of special labeled exclusively for mac ram or can I just get any 2GB (2 x 1GB) ram kit that is DDR 400?

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I have a Early 2005 G5 that I inherited from a friend.

 

Specs:

Dual Processor 2.0GHZ G5

Two 2gb of DDR 400 RAM

AGP 256MB Radeon x800xt Mac Edition

500GB Hard Drive

PCI Slots

 

 

Anyways, I want to max out the ram slots to 4GB so I need DDR 400 ram for my G5. Do I need to get some kind of special labeled exclusively for mac ram or can I just get any 2GB (2 x 1GB) ram kit that is DDR 400?

 

The RAM must be installed in matched pairs. In my G5 I have 2 x 1GB PC3200U-25440 and 6 X 512MB PC3200U-30330............400 MHz PC3200 DDR SDRAM in matched pairs should be fine......e.g.

 

2 x 1GB PC3200 DDR: 184-pin DIMM • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64

 

BTW you have the best graphics card on balance for the G5........ :D

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The RAM must be installed in matched pairs. In my G5 I have 2 x 1GB PC3200U-25440 and 6 X 512MB PC3200U-30330............400 MHz PC3200 DDR SDRAM in matched pairs should be fine......e.g.

 

2 x 1GB PC3200 DDR: 184-pin DIMM • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 128Meg x 64

 

BTW you have the best graphics card on balance for the G5........ :D

 

Thanks for your reply! I heard of the matched pairs so I was thinking of getting a kit of 2GB split into 1GB per stick. So basically, any matched pair of 400 MHz PC3200 DDR SDRAM in matched pairs should be fine. Btw, yeah I noticed that my graphics card is pretty good considering for a G5 I heard that just finding a 256MB gfx card loaded into a G5 is pretty rare and I got the entire system for free. I feel that this system will be a good upgrade for FCP from a hackintosh laptop.

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Thanks for your reply! I heard of the matched pairs so I was thinking of getting a kit of 2GB split into 1GB per stick. So basically, any matched pair of 400 MHz PC3200 DDR SDRAM in matched pairs should be fine. Btw, yeah I noticed that my graphics card is pretty good considering for a G5 I heard that just finding a 256MB gfx card loaded into a G5 is pretty rare and I got the entire system for free. I feel that this system will be a good upgrade for FCP from a hackintosh laptop.

 

See here about X800XT's performance.......

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