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

iMac G5 memory upgrade


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
forex@mac.com

 
forex@mac.com's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 01, 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 28
forex@mac.com is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: iMac G5,2Ghz,200GB.Mac Book Pro,1.83 Ghz,80GB,512MB.30GB video iPod

forex@mac.com is offline
I want to upgrade my iMac G5 memory,can anyone advise a good memory stick please?It's 512 currently,I was wondering if I could put a 1 gig stick and make it 1.5,is that possible at all?Or should it be either 1 or 2 gig?
please advise.
QUOTE Thanks
NanoBite

 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 4,714
NanoBite is an unknown at this point

NanoBite is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by forex@mac.com View Post
I want to upgrade my iMac G5 memory,can anyone advise a good memory stick please?It's 512 currently,I was wondering if I could put a 1 gig stick and make it 1.5,is that possible at all?Or should it be either 1 or 2 gig?
please advise.
The excellent answer given in this post is relevant to your question ...
QUOTE Thanks
forex@mac.com

 
forex@mac.com's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 01, 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 28
forex@mac.com is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: iMac G5,2Ghz,200GB.Mac Book Pro,1.83 Ghz,80GB,512MB.30GB video iPod

forex@mac.com is offline
Is there difference between iMac G5 and iMac G5 iSight?I hear there is a difference in installing the sticks,does it have only one slot or two slots?
QUOTE Thanks
NanoBite

 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 4,714
NanoBite is an unknown at this point

NanoBite is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by forex@mac.com View Post
Is there difference between iMac G5 and iMac G5 iSight?I hear there is a difference in installing the sticks,does it have only one slot or two slots?
There is a difference in RAM type:

The iMac G5 has 2 slots and takes 184-pin PC3200 (400MHz) DDR SDRAM while the iMac G5 with iSight has only 1 slot and takes 240-pin PC2-4200 (533MHz) DDR2 SDRAM

Quote:
Mac G5
The first generation iMac G5 was introduced in August 2004. Distinguishing features include:

A 1.6 GHz PowerPC G5 processor with a 17-inch screen, or a 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 processor with a 17- or 20-inch screen.
Airport and Bluetooth are optional - if you have Airport and Bluetooth, you ordered them as a CTO extra when you bought the computer.
Comes with an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra video card.

Quote:
iMac G5 (iSight)
The iMac G5 (iSight) was introduced in September 2005. This computer has several features that distinguish it from the other iMac G5s:

A 1.9 GHz PowerPC G5 processor with a 17-inch screen, or a 2.1 GHz Power PC G5 processor with a 20-inch screen.
Comes with an ATI Radeon X600 video card.
Comes with a built-in iSight camera.
QUOTE Thanks
forex@mac.com

 
forex@mac.com's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 01, 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 28
forex@mac.com is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: iMac G5,2Ghz,200GB.Mac Book Pro,1.83 Ghz,80GB,512MB.30GB video iPod

forex@mac.com is offline
thank you,appreciate your assistance.I guess I'll be better off to upgrade it to all the way up.
Is there any program that will help to test my new RAM stick?Some sticks may have a higher failure rate making the OS and other applications unstable.I want to make sure I get a good stick.
thanks again.
QUOTE Thanks
NanoBite

 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 4,714
NanoBite is an unknown at this point

NanoBite is offline
I have Rember is a Universal App on my Intel Mac and I thing the Hardware Test checks memory too ... only thing is I'm not sure exactly where the Hardware Test is, whether it's on the Disc you get with AppleCare (Tech Tool Deluxe) or on one of the Install Discs ... someone here will know.

Quote:
Rember is a front-end GUI to the 'memtest' command line memory testing program. This application will allow the user to select the number of test loops, as well as the amount of memory to test.
There are no doubt other 3rd Party Apps that can test RAM too and others may suggest what works for them ...

Glad to help BTW
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Poor CPU performance on new iMac 2Ghz C2D | upgrade processors in mac pro? »
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
how much memory in an iMac? DB2k Switcher Hangout 3 03-19-2007 01:02 PM
iMac do it yourself memory upgrade: how easy/hard? walkerj Apple Desktops 7 05-05-2005 07:15 AM
iMac memory mac_monkey Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 03-01-2005 09:04 AM
iMac 333mhz upgrade officehelper Apple Desktops 4 01-06-2005 04:18 PM
iMac 20" Flat Panel Video Card Upgrade? rezurrekta Apple Desktops 5 08-19-2004 10:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 PM.

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?