04-23-2007, 05:37 PM
I have a G4 Mini, 1.42GHz PPC and recently bought a 1GB stick of RAM on eBay (Samsung RAM, and the guy has a good return policy). It got here today, I popped the mini open and installed it. I'm getting a single long beep, followed by the power light blinking twice between pauses.
Apple lists the RAM specs as follows on their site:
-512MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM
Just to double-check I went to Crucial.com and looked up my system. They list it as the following:
-DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64
The RAM I bought says the following on it:
"1GB PC2700 333MHz DDR"
Specs in the auction were listed as:
"184 pin Dimm, 128Mx64 (128x4 High Density chips), Non ECC, Unbuffered, Non registered"
I also popped it in my Dell PC, which takes: "184-pin DDR PC2700 UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64" and got an error code as well.
What am I missing here? User error, or did I get something incompatible?
I found the error codes in Apple's support documents and apparently 1 beep is "No RAM installed", 2 beeps is "Incompatible RAM". I've tried seating it a few times. Any suggestions?