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Memory on G5 2.3 throttled down ?


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I have a G5 single proc (dual core) 2.3 tower.

It takes ddr2 pc4200 ram. I had some faster ddr2 sticks from a PC that I wasn't using. I have always been able to put faster ram in if its the same type and have it throttle down to the correct speed.

But these throttle down to: PC2-3200-288 when I check the system ???

Anyone know why this is? And should I use them.... it seems to run ok.
Might this be causing all my ram to run at this speed ?

Systems shows ....
2.5 gig at PC2-4200-444 (the proper ram at correct speed)
3.0 gig at PC@-3200-288 (the faster ram)

What do you think, am I better off with the 5.5 gigs as shown above?
Or should I go back to the 2.5 gig of correct ram ??

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Stick to genuine Apple compatible memory , the PC2-4200-444. Apple memory is low density and most PC ram is high density, which is cheaper. Eventually you will have problems with PC memory.
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Thanks, after I said it was working fine ... I got a kernel panic last night. First time in over a year, so I pulled it right back out.

I am going to get another 4 gig from OWC. That will put me at 6.5 gigs.
Plus I am getting the 300 gig "Raptor" drive for my system drive.
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That's the boy OWC are simply the best, cheapest and even quickest service to here in Australia! Sorry to put the jinx on you, but that kernel panic is p[recisely what happens with inappropriate modules. When the Raptor is up and running PM me with what you think of it hey?
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