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  1. #1

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    Sep 26, 2008
    Swapping Ram over.
    Hi wonder if anyone can help me...

    In the office I currently use a G5 Power PC with 4GB DDR SDRAM, I believe its 4 1gb sticks. And I am being given an IMac Intel with 1 GB RAM to use ( only swapping as its the 24" screen one).

    My Question is could I swap over the ram in the G5 PowerPC and put it into the IMac or do i need to get some new RAM, i.e. does the Power PC use the same RAM?

    I would need more than a 1 GB RAM as i am a designer and often have all the usual apps open.

    Many thanks in advance

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Aug 21, 2008
    2.66Ghz Penryn C2D iMac
    The ram speeds on an iMac G5 vs Intel iMac are VERY different. I suggest getting new ram for your Intel iMac

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    Member Since
    Sep 26, 2008
    Oh ok, what would you recommend getting 2 x 1gb, that would be sufficient wouldnt it?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I would max it out with 4 GB: (2 X 2 GB). Go to or one of the other sellers of memory and see what type your machine requires.


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