New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Power Mac - Memory configurations


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mbgaski

 
Member Since: May 10, 2007
Posts: 17
mbgaski is on a distinguished road

mbgaski is offline
Hey. i've got an old Power Mac G4 Gigabit Ethernet that I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM in. It's got 4 ram slots. Originally it had 1 256mb stick, and I've since added another to bring me to 512mb, but it seems OS X loves memory so I want to give it a lil more .

I only want to go to 1GB for now, but I don't want to close off the possibility of going higher. Anybody know if 2x256 chips and 1x512 chip would work ok, leaving the 4th slot open? (presumably for another 512mb chip in the future)

BTW, this is part of "project upgrade" for this little machine . Aside from the previously mentioned RAM upgrade, I've also modded a PC ATI Radeon 9800 Pro to work in here (I needed DVI out and getting the PC card and converting was actually cheaper than an ADC to DVI converter), and am seriously considering getting a 1.8Ghz upgrade CPU (currently it's dual-500mhz). After that I may opt to grab a PCI SATA controller and add in a 500GB hard drive. Probably would be cheaper to just buy a new machine, but I love tinkering .

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« "windtunnel" | RAM upgrade »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Memory Installation Order mac57 Apple Desktops 2 07-03-2006 03:37 PM
Why Apple recommends matched pair memory bigbadandugly Apple Desktops 5 04-08-2006 02:41 PM
G5 memory problems dfemorton Apple Desktops 5 09-06-2005 06:13 AM
How much RAM is enough? misskool Apple Notebooks 43 05-05-2005 03:31 PM
Need Help with Memory problem JavaJunky Apple Notebooks 8 03-12-2005 02:11 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?