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    Imac G3 upgrade problems
    I have an older imac g3 I am putting in a bigger hard drive and some new ram and im having several problems. first off I got pc 133 ram, which I thought was the right stuff but it didnt work (i.e. wouldnt boot) so I put in old ram and it booted up the the install disk like it should, but now it will not recognize the drive when it says select a place to install
    i've tried the disk utility repair verify and every thing else I can think of

    Any ideas are welcome

    I am in need of some help asap
    Thanks

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    did you get unbuffered non eccram? what are the specs of your iMac?

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    I got pc133 ram instead of the pc 100 that came out of it
    as for the imac its a 500Ghz model- m5221

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    yes i got non eec un buffered, heres what i got
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:AAQ:US:1123

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    i can sell the ram i guess I really like to use it but im more worried about getting the hard drive deal figurered out
    thanks again

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    any ideas anybody

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    How big is the drive? The older G3s don't know what to do with drives bigger than 128 gigs (formatted).

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