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Power Mac - Power Mac G4 RAM Issues


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I just want to make sure that I didn't get ripped off. I just bought a 128MB PC100 chip of RAM from someone and it is identical to the two I have that came factory loaded in my Powermac G4 AGP graphics. In my Powermac, I have two 128MB chips and they work fine. But when I added this third identical chip, I get a boot error when I power the system on. When I called the guy back, he said that these RAM chips only work in pairs. Now I've personally never experienced this issue with any PC100/133 RAM, but I just wanted to ask before I start pointing fingers. When I say this is identical, I mean it is the exact chip, company, everything. Thanks.
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The following link tells you everything you need to know about upgrading the RAM in your G4:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58426

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The computer comes from Apple with one DIMM slot populated with a 128 MB DIMM. Additional DIMMs can be installed in any order, in any size. There is no performance benefit to matching DIMM sizes or installing them in pairs.
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Thanks Martin. I think that article tells me that I was ripped off. I figured as much, but I just wanted to ask before I pointed fingers. Thanks for the info.
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Yeah, although that RAM should work as it's acceptable for your G4, but it must meet these requirements:

PC-100 Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)
3.3 volt
64-bit wide, 168-pin module
Maximum of 16 memory devices on the DIMM
Unbuffered; do not use registered or buffered Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)
Maximum height of 2.0 inches.
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Hi Pulse-8, I have the same Mac. Would this one work?

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-512MB-PC13...5932991&sr=8-1

or, any of these?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e/...2&Go.y=9&Go=Go

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Never mind. I figured it out a while back.

http://www.allmemoryupgrades.com/pc133sdram.html

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