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    Ram question for new imac
    Hi,

    I'm going to be purchasing my first mac (imac 2.0, 20inch) I have a question about the ram options I can choose....

    I want 1 GB ram, does the 1 DDR400 mean one stick so later you could upgrade? so that means the 2 DDR400 is two 512 sticks?

    I'm edging towards getting the 20 inch aposed to the 17. Anyone have any comments on this?

    Thanks

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    There are two slots for RAM in the iMac G5. I believe it is only one stick of 512 MB, but you might want to check with someone who has one here first to be sure.
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    easy this way, to explain it read this page and options
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    What i need confirmation on is this....for 1 gb there are two options:

    1gb DDR400 SDRam- 2 DDR
    or
    1gb DDR400 SDRam- 1 DDR for a little more money

    is the 2 DDR two 512 stick and the 1 DDr 1 1gb stick with one spare?

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    Yes, 2 DDR would mean there are two sticks of RAM.
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    thanks very much. i think I'll go with the 1 stick of 1 gb then i have the option to upgrade in the future.
    Thanks for your help and I look forward to joining the mac world and chucking my PC in the bin (ok I won't be doing that but I'll give it an evil glare every now and then!)

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    My setup: 17in SD iMac G5, 1GB RAM & 12in iBook, 1.5GB RAM (Both computers standard config.)
    I hope your not buying the RAM through the apple store. It is outragiously priced. y suggestion is to buy from a third party vender like; www.newewgg.com and just narrow the search down using there things. I have ordered 2GB of iMac ram from them and a 1GB stick for my iBook. It is MUCH cheaper then apple prices.

    You could get a one gig stick to make 1.5 GB in the iMac and then you would have the option later to pull the original 512MB and put in another 1GB stick.

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